Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshino-cho

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Explore the second largest wooden structure in Japan at Kinpusenji Temple. Also known as "the temple of golden peaks," the site was established in the mid-seventh century by En no Gyoja, the founder of the Shugendo Mountain Ascetic sect of Buddhism, and remains the Shugendo headquarters today. Of note here are the Zao Gongen, the main idols of worship in the faith, aged at over 1300 years old and standing up to 7 m (23 ft) in height. The statues are so sacred they are only displayed twice a year, during spring and autumn. Look out for smaller examples of the statues around the site, and in photographs in the brochure. Use our Yoshino-cho sightseeing planner to visit Kinpusenji Temple on your trip to Yoshino-cho, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Imposing towers, a solemn atmosphere, building a huge... it all long-established in the temple here. It is a temple can mini experience training day yamabushi and kinpusen-JI mountain in various temples. This is a temple with a distinctive character to represent the "winter Yoshino". Lunch in boiled in shukubo in manners after the en masse to rehearse, bancha and teacake comes out in the end. 4-you must be looking at hours 5 hours. However, I was here 10 minutes at one time, never 再拝 is not. I mean... how much will a 5000 yen per person is... an incredible luxury.... It is a waste, and say honestly. This is a... business than say faith and practice.
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  • Could not look in that at the end of September from 10/12 and poster and training in building is the face of Yoshino. I was surprised four visitors come from the Czech Republic had asked Bill. From the front may feel intimidated.
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  • All-time Yoshino comes when even new discoveries, the air flows, which is great. Kinpusen-JI is the area of the boss class. Originally from Shugendo, miremasenn is so large that present externals way really was. That's why the miracle roughness height and intimidating the overwhelmed by who comes. Yoshino where great Hall's awesome Word.
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  • How Beautiful!!
  • Enormous wooden shrine with thatched roof and giant blue demons inside waiting for you - what's not to love?
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