World Heritage: Kinpusenji Temple4.3
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
We guide this spot.
4.0a week ago
Kinpusenji main hall is the second biggest wooden building after Todaiji Temple Daibutsuden. Noted on my wonder-tips site.
4.03 months ago
This building is large and I can believe it is the 2nd largest wooden building in the world next to Todaiji. The purple-blue demons inside are quite unusual for Japan. Not sure it’s worth 1000 yen for parking and a 1000 yen entrance fee, plus there are a lot of grouchy old men guarding the statues. I added this stop hoping for some Koyo but the temple had none. If you are driving, there are typical narrow, winding roads getting there as is commonplace in Japan.
3.011 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!
4.06 months ago
Yoshino-yama has been most fascinated area as religious places since 4C. And needless to say , Yoshino-sakura just the amazing in April .
Kinphusen-ji is huge wooden architecture. It has held dignity by religion of mountain on the long history (since 7C.) by religion of mountain called Syugen-do. Recommended! to visit in spring or autumn season.
5.011 months ago
Stunning and large, it looks super old.