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  • Minobusan Kuonji Temple
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    4.5
    192 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 3567
    High Priest Nichiren entered Kuonji Temple at Mt. Minobu where he remained for his entire life teaching his disciples. This sacred place where Nichiren devoted his life to reciting the Lotus Sutra draws many worshipers as the head temple of the Nichiren sect. Many annual events are also held here. The Setsubun Ritual held in February attracts tens of thousands of people. In the grounds of the temple are drooping trees said to be 400 years old. The place is well known as a cherry blossom viewing spot with beautiful pale pink flowers showing their full glory during the spring.

    Fantastic experience, beautiful buildings, 287 steps to reach the Temple. Must see if you are visiting Minobu

  • Kai-Zenkoji Temple
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    4.0
    152 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Zenkouji 3-36-1
    This temple is located in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was built in 1558 by Takeda Shingen, who feared that the fires caused by the Battles of Kawanakajima would reach Shinano Zenkoji Temple, as a place to relocate the temple's statues, scriptures, and other properties. The temple's gate and main hall are nationally-designated Important Cultural Properties. The treasure hall built on the temple grounds exhibit some of the temple's countless treasures.

    Calm place. Near to kofu station and science museum. Entry fees 500 yen after entering temple. Free parking available

  • Kentokusan Erinji Temple
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    4.0
    152 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Enzanoyashiki 2280
    This temple famous for its gardens, a nationally-designed historic site and scenic area, was chosen by samurai warlord Takeda Shingen to serve as his family's temple. It also boasts many attractions including a good number of cultural properties such as its four-legged gate, a National Important Cultural Property, and the family gravesite of Takeda Shingen, a prefecturally-designated Historical Site. Every April 12, the temple is packed with people attending the Shingen Festival.

    This place is famous in association with Shingen Takeda who was a great war time general. He invited his mentor; a great Monk Kaisen to this Temple. So you can see and enjoy association of Shingen...

  • Daizenji Temple
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoukatsunuma 3559
    Thought to be the place where viticulture (grape cultivation) in Koshu began, this temple is also known as budo-ji (grape temple). The temple's Yakushido Hall still possesses valuable Manjusri and Vaisravana statues donated in the Edo Period by the children of Takeda Katsuyori, who had stayed there. The temple accepts reservations for ascetic practice experiences, viewings of seated meditation, and other activities.

    薬師堂は県内で一番古い建物でご本尊の厨子と合わせて国宝に指定されています。 ご本尊の薬師如来像は718年の行基の作と伝わり、手にぶどうを持ち、行基が法薬のぶどう栽培を村人に教えたのが甲州ぶどうの始まりと伝わります。 薬師三尊像は秘仏で5年に一度御開帳があります。 案内係の方から説明を受け、内陣から日光菩薩・月光菩薩・十二神将の像を間近で見ることができます。薬師堂のある境内からは甲府盆地が見渡せ...

  • Jissoji Temple
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    4.5
    55 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Mukawachouyamataka 2763
    Designated as a National Natural Monument in 1922, and chosen as one of Japan's New 100 Best Trees, the Yamataka Jindai-zakura cherry is in Jissoji Temple, whose historical buildings were all lost due to two fires. However, it does feature the Jindai-zakura cherry-over 2000 years old-which blooms beautifully every peak season in early April, much to the delight of hanami visitors. Also, in the vast precincts, you will find 30 cherry trees ages 50 to 100, and roughly 100,000 daffodils and tulips planted in the flower garden.

    Cherry blossoms are intoxicating and irrepressible every year when the Sakura season rolls around. Sure there are many well-known, widely advertised "hot spots" and this is one of them, and somewhat...

  • Onmyoji Temple
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Isawachouichibe 1016
    "Onmyoji Temple, a temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, is located in the city of Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, just a short walk from Isawa Onsen Station on the JR Chuo Line. It is known as the site of Ukai (The Cormorant Keeper), a Noh play that was revised by the famous 15th century playwright Zeami, and the story of the cormorant keeper is still a part of the temple's heritage. According to the legend, a man used cormorants for fishing in the Isawa River, where it was forbidden to take any lives, was put to death, and became a ""hungry ghost."" In 1274, Nichiren visited the temple and performed a memorial service and exorcism for the cormorant fisherman so that he could achieve Buddhahood. A powerful statue of the guardian deity Nio is placed at the Niomon Gate, and within the temple grounds, visitors can see the Ukaido (Cormorant Keeper's Hall) and the Kuyoto (Memorial Tower)."
  • Keitokuin Temple
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Yamatochoutano 389
    Keitoku-in Temple is located in the city of Koshu in Yamanashi Prefecture. Tokugawa Ieyasu, who later became shogun, founded it in 1582 in memory of Takeda Katsuyori, who committed suicide on nearby Mt. Tenmoku. It suffered several fires in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, but the main gate, which never burned, is a Prefectural Designated Cultural Property, and the grounds and the grave of Takeda Katsuyori are Prefectural Designated Historic Sites. About fifty graves are on that site, including Katsuyori's wife and his son Nobukatsu, along with numerous maidservants. It attracts visitors as the last resting place of the Takeda clan.
  • Unpoji Temple
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Enzankamihagihara 2678
    "To reach Unpoji Temple, visitors should take the bus bound for Daibosatsu Tozanguchi from Enzan Station on the JR Chuo Line in the city of Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture. A five-minute walk will bring them to Unpoji, a temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. It was founded in 745 by the monk Gyoki. It was destroyed by fire in the middle of the 16th century, but the main building and the lecture hall were rebuilt in 1558. At present, the main building, library, and Nio Gate are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Among the historical treasures in its possession are the ""Sun Tzu"" battle flag of the Takeda clan, a clan that was affiliated with this temple, and the regimental flags. The ""Mine no Sakura"" cherry tree in front of the Treasure Hall was planted about 700 years ago and has been designated a Natural Monument."
  • Hokoji Temple
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Enzanfujiki 2438
    "This temple is located in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Founded in 1184, the temple belongs to the Shingon-shu Chizan-ha sect of Buddhism and venerates the Vajradhatu Mahavairocana as its primary object of worship. The temple's wooden seated Vajradhatu Mahavairocana statue, its standing Acala statue, its seated Ragaraja statue, and its standing Vajrapanibalin statue have all been designated as important cultural assets. The temple is also known as ""the flower temple"" for its seasonal flowers that can be enjoyed from early spring to late autumn."
  • Entaku-ji Temple
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Kofu Yumura 3-17-2
    A Buddhist temple situated on Yumura Onsen-dori Street in 3-Chome Yumura, Kofu City. Records state the temple was founded in 808 by the great priest Kobo Daishi. The temple's stone statue depicting a seated Kshitigarbha, one of its principal objects of worship enshrined in the Important Cultural Property-designated Jizodo hall, is said to grant worshippers protection from harm and improved fortunes. During the temple's Yakuyoke Jizoson Festival, held each year from noon on February 13 to noon of the following day, a grand homa burning rite is held and a variety of street stalls open up on the grounds, attracting large numbers of visitors.

    湯村温泉街入口を入っていき、温泉街が終わったすぐ先の右側にあります。駐車場もあります。階段を登るとそれなりに景色がいいです。武田信玄もきっと来ただろうと思うと感慨深いです。

  • Daizokyo-ji Temple
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Fuefuki-shi Isawacho Matsumoto 610
    "A five-minute walk from Isawa-Onsen Station on the JR Chuo Main Line. Records state this ancient Shingon Chisan Buddhist temple was founded in 722 by the great priest Gyoki and is counted as one of the seven Shingon danrin educational temples of Kai. The temple's name, which means translates to ""Tripitaka"" (the Buddhist canon), is derived from a two tier Buddhist tower built by the samurai Kai Province governor Takeda Nobunari in 1370 in which was placed a copy of the Tripitaka as an offering. A Takeda clan family temple, the temple still possesses a Shogun Jizo statue the mighty Takeda Shingen donated to pray for success in the Battles of Kawanakajima. The temple is also deeply connected to the great Tokugawa clan and possesses treasures such as a three faced Mahakala statue which was personally used by Tokugawa Ieyasu himself. A colored silk work of art depicting the death of the Buddha, designated a National Important Cultural Property, is another of the temple's many cultural assets."

    JR石和温泉駅からも近い、武田信玄や徳川家康、代々の甲府藩主にも崇敬された古刹。たくさんの文化財を蔵しており、300円で拝観することができますので、仏教美術や歴史に興味のある方にはお勧め。石和温泉七福神めぐりの一つでもあり、お参りしている人がいました。

  • Kakurinbo Temple
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    5.0
    28 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Minobucho Minobu 3510
    "This temple is located about 30 minutes from Rokugo Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway via National Route 52. It is a sub-temple of Kuonji Temple established by Niccho, the Buddhist priest responsible for the area's religious revival. Niccho is said to have overcome blindness through the power of his faith. Based on his prayer to protect and heal believers suffering from eye diseases, the temple has become known as a place to pray for cures for eye diseases and for success in academics. The temple is famous for its shojin kaiseki (multi-course vegetarian Buddhist meals) featuring yuba (tofu skins), a local specialty of Minobu Town. Meals can be enjoyed even if you are not staying overnight. Eating lunch at the temple called ""Ote-lunch"" has become a popular attraction. Overnight guests at the temple can enjoy taking a wine bath while viewing the Japanese garden."

    Clean Japanese style accommodation with beautiful garden, terrace and surroundings. The halls are decorated with beautiful kimonos. The owner allowed us to try them out . She was very kind in...

  • Nambu Nohimaturi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunnambuchou Nambu
  • Ushigura Shrine Reitaisai
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    Yamanashi Pref. Uenoharashi Uenohara 1626
  • Kofu Ebisukomaturi
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Chuou 1-chome
  • Omiyukisan
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    Yamanashi Pref. Kaishi Ryuou 1887
  • Yabusamematuri
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Shimoyoshida
  • Katunumanofujigirimaturi
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koushushi Katsunumachoukatsunuma 3559
  • Kikkanjotodondonsho
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    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Mizukuchi
  • Shibokusa Suwa Shrine Saiten
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunoshinomura Shibokusa 458-1

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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