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
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2.0a month ago

upon my visit I was greeted by very nice people and they made it somewhat enjoyable. But the place was very boring. I took my kids and they were so bored that we had to leave earlier than expected.

5.09 months ago

Besides the temple the surrounding area is nice too to spend a day. You can hike up the mountain too.

1.04 months ago

I have been to Yoshinoyama 5 times, always during sakura. But I have never entered this temple because they charge 1600 yen, there is no way it can be worth that price. Shugendo is fascinating but this price is vary strange and uncommon.

4.04 months ago

Old and big temple, it is interesting to see

5.0a year ago

So much amazing hiking awaits you here! I did a “short” hike of 5 hours, as I only had a day-trip’s worth of time. People with an interest in Shugendo will not be disappointed as this is one of the hotspots for pilgrimages of practitioners. People who don’t know what that is, but love hiking, will enjoy this place thoroughly as well. The surrounding area offers really nice places to stay and eat as well.

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