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  • Shorinzan Daruma-ji Temple
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    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Hanadakamachi 296
    The Shorinzan Darumaji Temple is famous for the Festival of the Seven Herbs of Spring, where they pray for the ideal direction. This festival of seven herbs began over 200 years ago during the Tenmei period by commoners seeking salvation from famine. The festival occurs every year on January 6 and 7.
  • Kashozan Ryugein Mirokugokokuzen Temple
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    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Kamihocchimachi 445
    This distinguished temple is located on Mt. Kashozan, Gunma Prefecture. It was founded in 848, and bestowed with a Goshuin and rights to a hundred thousand koku (of rice). It is said that a tengu mask was left after monk chuho made a vow to stay at this mountain forevermore as a spiritual being and he rose to heaven. The custom to dedicate a tengu mask derives from this legend. The best Tengu mask in Japan was enshrined in Chuhodo in 1939 to pray for victory in the war, and again in 1970, this time to pray for traffic safety to the Great Tengu. Once every 10 years, a grand ceremony is held for people to worship the Shintai, which contains the spirit of the deity.
  • Kichijo-ji Temple (Kawaba-mura, Gunma Prefecture)
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkawabamura Monzen 860
    "This temple is located approximately three minutes’ walk from Kichijoji Iriguchi bus stop, after taking the Kawaba loop bus from the JR Joetsu Line's Numata Station. This Zen temple of the Rinzai sect was opened in 1339 by Ujitoki Otomo of Kencho-ji Temple in Kamakura as head temple. Due to its location as the northernmost Kencho-ji Temple, it is also known as the North Gate of Kencho-ji. The temple grounds are home to the Kichijo-ji Hundred Flower Gardens, also known as the ""Temple of Flowers"", with flower beds of Mizubasho flowering in the Spring and Higanbana flowering in the Autumn. Also, in the temple's tea room, Seitaian, visitors can enjoy seasonal sweets with Matcha green tea."

    I’ve been here twice, both times in the fall. Both times the colors were spectacular. I especially loved the bright yellow ginkgo leaves behind the zen garden and covering the paths. But all the...

  • Sogenji Temple (Sazaedo)
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Otashi Higashimaizumichou 165
    This Soto sect temple, known as “Sazae Hall”, is located approximately five minutes from Otakiryu Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway. The temple is said to have originated with the Rokkaku-do, built in 1187. The main hall has been destroyed twice due to fires so currently, the “Sazae Hall”, built as a Buddhist temple, is used as the main hall. The Sazae Hall is an unusual building with a cloister and was certified as an Important Cultural Property of the prefecture in 1977. There are many hydrangeas planted in the precinct and the temple is called “Gunma Prefecture’s hydrangea Temple”. The best time to see the hydrangeas is from the beginning to the middle of June.

    福島のサザエ堂から 説明を聞き、群馬にも埼玉にもサザエ堂があるんだと聞きやっぱりいってみる価値はあるだろうと思う。日本で三つしかないサザエ堂、どこにも行けるだけ行ってみたらいいと思う

  • Kanbara Kannon-Do
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Kambara 492
    This Kannon Temple is located in Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. It is believed to be the only remaining one in Kanbara Village since the great eruption of Mount Asama in 1783. Kanbara Village was completely covered by the eruption and has been called the Oriental Pompeii. In an excavation made in 1979, the remains of two women were found at the bottom of the stone steps. Materials of the period relating to the disaster are exhibited at the nearby Tsumagoi Folk Museum. The museum staff and preservation society also sometimes give talks about the history of the area. Even now, the Kuyo festival is held here every year.

    火砕流について何も知らない事を実感させられる。実際の速度を聞いて逃げられるか不安になった。早めに避難したい。

  • Mizusawa Kanzeon
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    4.0
    158 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachimizusawa 214
    The Mizusawa Kanzeon is a Buddhist deity in a temple of the Tendai sect in Mizusawa, Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City. The temple was founded by the order of Empress Suiko and boasts a history of more than 1,300 years. Its principal image is a bronze statue of the eleven-faced Buddha, Juichimen Senju Kanzeon Bosatsu, rarely shown to the public and said to have miraculous powers to assist all those who pray to her. The Mizusawa Temple is the 16th in the Bando 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, a pilgrimage circuit of 33 Buddhist temples in Eastern Japan.

    This Buddhist temple is famous with the name of "Mizusawa Kannon". This temple has the statue of Kannon. For your information, Kannon stands for Bodhisattva. At the entrance, you can see an old...

  • Kosenji Temple
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    3.5
    89 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu Instep 446
    Kosenji Temple, one of Japan's three major Healing Buddha hot springs, is said to have been rebuilt in 1200 by Yunomoto, the lord of Kusatu as a Bettoji (a temple attached to a shrine) of Shirane Myojin Shrine. This temple is famous for the Shakanyorai Buddha statue which was thought to have been made by Koukei, a priest who help build the Todaiji Temple in the Genroku period. This was proven to be true by an investigation held in 2005. There are many places to visit such as the Shaka-do Hall and the Yakushi-do Hall built by Gyoki.

    Went in morning quiet with fresh air, walk up stairs & pretty yellow autumn colours around Buddha statues, feel calm & peaceful.. If I am not wrong, this is Medicine Buddha, pray for good health...

  • Morinji Temple
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tatebayashishi Horikuchou 1570
    This temple of the Soto sect of Buddhism is said to be the model for the folk tale “Bunbuku Chagama” (“The Bewitched Tea Kettle”). You can see the bunbuku chagama—located in one room of the main hall where the main statue of the historical buddha is adored. The main path presents visitors with about 20 statues of raccoon dogs with a variety of expressions. Around the temple, you’ll find the Morinji Marsh—designated as a Prefectural Natural Monument and protected as a natural habitat of marsh flora—where you can see Lucolia lateralis fireflies during the rainy season and in summer.

    The Morinji temple is located in Tatebayashi , Gunma Prefecture. If travelling by train, it is a walking distance of 15 minutes from the Morinji-mae station on the Tobu-Isesaki line. The temple is a...

  • Kogonji Temple
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    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Shimodakase 731
    This Soto Zen Buddhist temple is in Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture. Visitors first pass through the heavy temple gate, climb the long stone stairway, and enter the precincts through the karamon gate. The main temple just ahead has become famous in recent years as the filming location of the SFX drama series Kamen Rider Ghost. Currently the temple also manages a nursing home and a nursery school. It is popular with the locals.
  • Daikoin Temple
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    Gunma Pref. Otashi Kanayamachou 37-8
    This is a Jodo sect temple located in the southern foothills of Mt. Kanayama in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture. It is an ancient temple that Tokugawa Ieyasu built to mourn the spirit of Nitta Yoshishige and the temple was also mentioned in the Jomo karuta cards. Many families with children visit to worship at the temple because the first chief priest called Donryushonin, known as “Father Donryu”, adopted and raised children from poor families as disciples. It is also used as venue for the Kanto Chrysanthemum Competition and visitors can view 1,700 pots of beautiful chrysanthemum flowers from around the Kanto area between the middle of October to the middle of November.
  • Shinkoji Temple
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Gunma Shibukawa-shi Shibukawa 748

    平安時代に慈覚大師円仁により開山された由緒あるお寺で、江戸時代には天台宗の関東五ヶ寺にも数えられていたそうです。通称紫陽花寺と言われ、6月から7月頃まで紫陽花がとてもきれいに咲き誇ります。境内には沢山の群馬県や渋川市指定の文化財があります。

  • Taineiji takuminosatonai
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Sukawa 98
  • Kosenji Temple
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    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Kusatsu Ko 446
  • Shorenji
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    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Shibukawa Yorii 2160
  • Kaiunji Temple
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    Gunma Annaka-shi Gobara 561
  • Junisama
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    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Tonemachitakatoya
  • Ryukaiin Temple
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Gunma Maebashi-shi Kouncho 2-8-15

    Placed downtown in Maebashi City you will find this quite and well maintained Rtyukaiin Temple. Typically for the entrance of the temple you will find the dragon gate with two blue and red colored...

  • Enseiji Temple
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    Gunma Takasaki-shi Shimokobanamachi 405
  • Dogenji Temple
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    Gunma Oura-gun Chiyodamachi Kayano 1162
  • Donreisanmyooinanyoji Temple (Myooin Temple)
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    Gunma Ota-shi Anyojicho 200-1

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Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.

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