Shoboji-temple

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Sanctuary in Mie, "Shoboji-temple"

- Location: 981 Sakamoto, Fujiwara-town, Inabe-city, Mie

- Overview:
Shoboji temple was initially founded in the 9th century, by the priest, Dengyo Daishi (Saicho) who started the Tendai Sect of Buddhism in Japan. It was burned down by fire in 1580, but refounded by the priest Gudo Zenshi, and became a temple of Rinzai-sect (Myosinji sub-sect). This temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen (eleven faces)-Senjyu (thousand hands)-Kanzeon-Bosatsu(Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit).
The garden located in front of the main building of the temple was built in the Heian period (8 century). Many people including hikers visit this place, to enjoy cool breeze flown from Narutani wall and hiking in the Fujiwara Mountain.

- Special attraction:
You can join Zazen (meditation-like Buddhist practice)

-Recommended seasons:
Spring (April & May).... Fresh green leaves are beautiful
Autumn ...... Red color maple leaves are breathtaking!

Purposeexperience,brag,shrine/temple,autumn foliage
Airport/Sta.Chubu Centrair International Airport (about 47.4km) Google Transit

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This temple has a traditional garden. There is an old pond in the center of the garden. It is said to have been build in the 8th century, and one of the oldest ponds in Japan.

This temple has a traditional garden. There is an old pond in the center of the garden. It is said to have been build in the 8th century, and one of the oldest ponds in Japan.

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