Seigantoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Seigantoji Temple in Japan.


World Heritage: Seigantoji Temple4.3

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This temple in the mountains of the Kumano area was the starting point of Japan's oldest Buddhist pilgrimage. Standing next to Nachi Grand Shrine, one of three centers of the Kumano faith, the temple is dedicated to Kannon (goddess of mercy) and attracted pilgrims and mountain ascetics since the 10th century.

The temple's three-story pagoda, against the backdrop of the majestic Nachi Waterfall, is a most photogenic sight. After visiting the main hall, climb the pagoda to get a stunning distant view of the fall, then go downhill to approach the plunge pool. Kuro-ame (brown sugar candy) and obsidian are good souvenirs. For sweet lovers, brown-sugar ice cream is worth a try.

Purposespiritual places,world heritage,family,mysterious lands of Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 104.1km) Google Transit

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5.0a year ago

First of all, its name is really cool. The name of this temple reminds me an Indian missionary crossing all the way over the Blue Ocean.I feel something spiritual romance.

4.02 years ago

Tendai Buddhist temple.

5.02 years ago

Very respectful

5.02 years ago

Nice

4.0a month ago

大阪から車で行きましたがかなり遠かったなぁってイメージです。基本丸一日掛かります。他を回ろうとは思わない方がいいです。僕は和歌山に一日に泊まっても遠かったんで。でも行った甲斐はありましたね。滝は素晴らしく大きいし。威厳がありました。一度は行った方がいいです。あと何箇所か車を停めるところがありますが近くにとめないとかなり距離が変わります。西国33カ所のうち5本の指に入ります。

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