Kinpusenji Temple

Sightseeing information about Kinpusenji Temple in Japan.

World Heritage: Kinpusenji Temple4.3

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Walking 5 minutes uphill from the cable-car station, you will find a stone staircase leading to the massive gate of this temple. More massive is the 34m-high main hall, said to be the second largest wooded architecture in Japan. Since the 8th century, this place has been one of the major centers of the Shugendo Buddhism and where a pilgrimage starts toward the sacred area around Mount Omine.

Mount Yoshino, the country's best cherry blossom viewing spot, is within walking distance. This area also offers great hiking trails in autumn.

Purposeelderly,world heritage,mysterious lands of Japan,cherry blossom viewing,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 60.7km) Google Transit

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3.02 months ago

Here was the prime destination of my wife and me on April 2, 2018 as we could not find any public toilet along the no-car zone. Judging from its external appearance, there is no wonder that the temple is a historical heritage. But naturally, we felt relieved to use it's modern toilets with no queue!

5.02 months ago

Stunning and large, it looks super old.

5.02 years ago

Enormous wooden shrine with thatched roof and giant blue demons inside waiting for you - what's not to love?

4.0a year ago

Nice view

5.0a year ago

How Beautiful!!

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