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Everywhere Temples

Guide to Everywhere Temples including all the popular temples in Everywhere. Most temples in Japan are  Buddhist Temples. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Tamagawa Daishi Temple

    Tamagawa Daishi Temple, officially known as Gyokushin Mitsuin Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which was built in 1925. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is in the Seta District of Setagaya Ward Tokyo. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is famous for its 300 candlelit statues of Kannon, that are placed along Read more [...]

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    Zojoji Temple

    Zojoji Temple is a famous Buddhist temple, which is frequently seen in pictures with Tokyo Tower in the background, holds six of the fifteen Tokugawa shogun graves. Zojoji Temple, which enshrines an image of Amida Buddha, is the Great Main Temple of the Chinzei school of Jodo-shu Buddhism. The Sangedatsu Read more [...]

  • Seigantoji Temple

    Seigantoji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Higashimuro District Wakayama Prefecture. Seigantoji Temple was built near Nachi Falls which was an ancient site of worship. Seigantoji Temple was built around the fourth century. Seigantoji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Sacred Sites and Read more [...]

  • Negoroji Temple

    Negoroji Temple is large complex of Buddhist temples from the Shingon sect which once had around 2,700 temples on the site. The Negoroji Temple complex was started in 1087 by En no Gyoja, but in 1585 many of the buildings were burnt down, fortunately the main pagoda and several other Read more [...]

  • Jisonin Temple

    Jisonin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ito District of Wakayama Prefecture. Jisonin Temple is at the beginning of the pilgrimage route to Koyasan. Jisonin Temple complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” listing.

  • Kimii-dera Temple

    Kimii-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in Wakayama that is famous for its early flowering cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Kimii-dera Temple also features a climb of 231 steps from its tower gate up to the temple. This raised vantage point then Read more [...]

  • Fudarakusanji Temple

    Fudarakusanji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashimuro District of Wakayama Prefecture. Fudarakusanji Temple features a venerated thousand armed kannon. Fudarakusanji Temple is believed to have been established around the 4th century by Ragyo Shonin, a monk from India. Fudarakusanji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Read more [...]

  • Kongobuji Temple

    Kongobuji Temple is famous for its rock garden, which is Japan’s largest covering 2340 square metres. This garden and those surrounding the temple are particularly famous for their orange and red Autumn leaves. Kongobuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is the head temple of the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sect Read more [...]

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    Risshakuji Temple

    Risshakuji Temple, in Yamagata, is one of the most amazing Buddhist temple in Japan. Generally known as Yamadera Temple (Mountain Temple), Risshakuji Temple was founded by Monk En-nin (Jikaku Daishi) in 860. The complex is built along a rocky mountain where visitors have to climb up 1015 narrow steps among Read more [...]

  • Kinzan Kozanji Temple

    Kinzan Kozanji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect which is in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Butsuden of Kinzan Kozanji Temple was completed in 1320 and is a designated National Treasure, features elements of Japanese and Chinese architecture in its design. The Butsuden’s architectural style is known Read more [...]