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Temple Spots in Mie Area

  • Tado Shrine
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    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Tadochoutado 1681
    A Shinto shrine located a 10 minute drive from the Kuwanahigashi Interchange whose history dates back over 1,500 years. The shrine's origins are believed to lie in the building of a shrine here by Emperor Yuryaku in the latter half of the fifth century. The deity enshrined in the main shrine is Amatsuhikone no Mikoto, the son of Sume Omikami. The shrine was destroyed in a wartime fire in 1572. After being rebuilt in the Edo period, the shrine experienced such a revival in popularity, it was said that if one were going to visit the famous Ise Jingu shrine, one must also visit this one. The Tado Festival, held in May, attracts many visitors who come to watch an event in which gallant men ride horse up a steep, two meter near vertical precipice; the number and the order in which riders surmount the precipice foretells how good the harvest will be that year.
  • Asamadake Kongosho-ji Temple
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    Mie Ise-shi Asamacho 548
    This is a Zen temple of the Rinzai school, Nanzenji sect on the mountain top of Mt. Asama in Mie Prefecture’s Ise City. Known as a temple to protect the northeast (an unlucky quarter) of Ise-jingu Shrine, it is customary to pay a visit to this temple together with Ise-jingu. It is said to have been established in the middle of the sixth century by order of Emperor Kimmei, and after 825 it flourished as a dojo (training hall) for Shingon esoteric Buddhism in connection to the monk Kukai. On the premises are a large number of edifices standing in a row such as the vermillion-lacquered hondo (main temple building) that was rebuilt in 1609, and the temple’s treasure house which displays many National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties is not to be missed. Its honzon (principal image of worship at a temple), Fukuichimankokuzo daibosatsu is one of three major Kokuzo-Bosatsu (Akasagarbha) in Japan which is also a hidden Buddhist statue that is exhibited once in 20 years in the year following Ise Jingu’s Shikinen Sengu.
  • Tsumekiri Fudouson
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Shimachougoza
    Tsumekiri Fudouson is located at the foot of Mt. Konpira en route to the Shima Bypass, which faces Goza Shirahama Beach. This place was visited by Kobo-Daishi, who loved both nature and people, and it is said that on his final day of prayer, he carved the deity Acala into the natural rock with his own nails. The site contains a pond and well associated with Kobo-Daishi, and there are many “rejuvenating spots” such as Myojosui, which is said to heal ailments of the eye, and the “nadeishi” stone that is said to promote health. In addition, each season features beautiful natural scenery, with camellia, plum blossoms and cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangeas in the rainy season, and fall foliage in autumn.
  • Ishibotoke (Shiobotoke)
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Shimachougoza
    You’ll find this jizo (guardian deity of children) statue beyond the beach west of Goza Harbor. Because it alternately appears and disappears with the tides, it has come to be called the “tide Buddha.” It is said to heal illness in women from the waist downward, and it is believed to absorb people’s illness by always submerging in water, which has led many female tourists and divers to visit it. A ceremony for the statue is held every March 15th at Choonji Temple, and fishing of woman diver is allowed starting the following day.
  • Matsuo Kannonji Temple
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Kusubechou 156-6
    This Kannon (Goddess of mercy) temple for driving out evil spirits is said to be the oldest in Japan. With an original legend that it was built in a place where dragons lives, there are many other dragon god legends. A popular one among them, there is a story that a male and female pair of dragons appeared from the pond and protected Kannon when the main temple caught fire 600 years ago. When the floorboards were being replaced about 10 years ago, the image of dragon emerged by chance in the grains of the boards, and this Nade Ryu (stroking dragon) became famous as a power spot since it was said you could receive benefits by stroking it.

    歴史ある古寺で伊勢西国三十三観音の一つです。古くから厄除けの寺院とされているそうです。本堂の床を新しくしてから1年後にここに言い伝わる龍神様が姿を現したとされる「床龍神」が有名で、実際にそれを触ったり写真を撮ったりすることもできます。

  • Senjuji Temple
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Isshindenchou 2819
    Located a five-minute walk from JR Ishinden Station, this is the head temple of the Shinshu Takada sect, one of 10 sects of Pure Land Buddhism, with over 600 temples throughout Japan. On November 28, 2017, Mieido (hall housing sacred images of the sect founder) and Nyoraido (main hall) were designated as Mie Prefecture's first National Treasure buildings. The grounds are twice the size of Tokyo Dome, and it is a huge temple with 11 nationally-designated Important Cultural Properties besides the two National Treasures. There is no admission free, and you can go inside the temple from 6:00 to 15:30. Also famous for its lotuses, you can enjoy the various kinds of lotus flowers that bloom all over the temple grounds and the stunning lotus pond in the summer.

    If you like temples this is one of the best in Japan to visit. It is very large, not crowded and surrounded by a lovely old town. It has many of the old features restored to its original condition...

  • Shitennoji Temple
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Sakaemachi 1-892
    The oldest temple in Tsu City, it is located in Sakae-machi, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture and said to have been built by Prince Shotoku at the imperial request of Empress Suiko. It originally had larger premises, but the majority of it was burned down during WWII. It includes the grave of Kaokujuei Zenni, Oda Nobunaga's biological mother, the statue of Prince Shotoku, an important cultural property, and the statue of Bhaisajyaguru. There are many valuable cultural properties that remain such as the mountain gate that is a tangible cultural property of the city. In addition, the temple also conducts a Zen experience course where you can get an easy taste of the atmosphere of a Zen temple, and sutra copying.
  • Tsu Kannon (Enichizan Kannonji Temple)
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Daimon 32-19
    This Shingon Buddhist temple is located approximately a three-minute walk after getting off the Mie Kotsu bus at the Kyoguchitatemachi bus stop from the JR and Kintetsu Railway Tsu Station. Officially named Enichizan Kannonji Temple is one of the three major Kannon temples in Japan, along with theAsakusaKannon inTokyoand Osu-Kannon inNagoya. Having continued to protect the city of Tsu for over 1,300 years since the Nara period (710-794), it was repaired in 1580 by the lord of Tsu Castle, Oda Nobukane. In the adjacent museum, many treasures passed down with a long history are on display, including portraits of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, Buddhist paintings, crafts and old documents.

    鳩の餌が受付で買えます。一袋30円くらいだったと思います。とにかく鳩がたくさんいました。 朱色の塔が美しかったです。

  • Naikukaguradono
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujitachichou 1
  • Niu Daishi Jinguji Temple
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    Mie Pref. Takiguntakichou Nyu 3997
    Nyu Daishi Shinguji Temple is a five-minute drive from the Seiwa-Taki Interchange on the Kisei Expressway. It was founded in 774, and its formal name is said to have been much longer. The main hall, protected by a Niomon gate, where guardian kings Jikokuten and Tamonten stand at the left and right and are venerated, contains a statue of the temple's founder, Kobo Daishi, who is the principal object of worship. Sugatami Pond, located on the temple grounds, is a favorite spot for amateur photographers, who visit to capture images of the carp that swim around in the pond or the pygmy water lilies that cover the water's surface from late June to early July.
  • Ibuta-ji Temple
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Ibutachou 273
    "This temple, affectionately known as ""Ise Sanjo"" (the top of Mt. Ise), was used for ascetic practices before the Meiji era. It is now open to the public, and after going through the entry process you can climb the harsh mountain path to visit Ibuta-ji Temple yourself. Inside the grounds, you'll find the Yakushido temple, holding a statue of Yakushinyorai as the temple's principal"

    伊勢山の行場を守るお寺。 行場はとても危険で、すぐ横が断崖絶壁の岩を登って降りる場所が何ヶ所もあります。 初めの「油こぼし」以外は迂回路があるので高所恐怖症の人でもなんとか回れます。住職オススメの「小尻返し」では1.5m程度の岩を登ると素晴らしい景色を見ることができます。ここも片側が断崖絶壁なのでヘタレな私はちょっと登ってすぐに降りてしまったのですが。 この表行場は2時間程度でまわれました。 裏行...

  • jodoshinshuhonganjiha hikariteruyama seihoji
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Geinouchoumukumoto 332
  • Daichiin Temple
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
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    Mie Kuwana-shi Nagashimacho Nishidomo 1219

    かつては風情ある寺でしたが、近年建て直されました。芭蕉が立ち寄ったことでしられ門前には句碑があります。

  • Segidera Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Ise-shi Okamoto 2-10-80
  • Taie Ji
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Ise-shi Futamicho E1659

    If you are lucky, you will meet Japanese bring pets for blessing, and next to the temple is pets graveyard. Giving it 4 stars as it is different from the rest of temple but transportation is...

  • Sominmori Matsushitasha
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoumatsushita 1346
  • Joanji Temple
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    Mie Toba Toba 2-12-3
  • Sanukikotohiragu Toba Bunsha
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 2-12-20
  • Maruokisankozotera
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Kouchichou 539
  • Hayashiakirazentera
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Sakatechou 176

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Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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