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Saimyoji Temple獨鈷山西明寺

Temple

This Shingon Buddhist Sect Buzan School Temple in Mashiko City, Tochigi Prefecture is dedicated to the 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva. The gabled thatched two-story gate and three-story pagoda constructed in 1492 and the miniature shine in the main temple hall that is said to be created during the Muromachi period have all been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan. A statue of a laughing Yama (king of Hell) next to the Bodhisattva Jizo who protects those who have fallen to hell is also found here at the temple. The laughing Yama (king of Hell) is said to be the incarnation of the jizo.

place

Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 4469

phone 0285722957
place

8:00-17:00

Review of Saimyoji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/09/20 Beautiful view at the top
Not crowded; we were the only ones there. Make sure you follow the trail behind the shrine. Phenomenal view at the top!
Reviewed:2018/06/11 西明寺
今日は、仕事を早く切り上げ
心と身体のリフレッシュに西明寺に行ってきました。6月小雨が良い感じにお寺の美しさと厳かを引き立てていました。
私のパワースポットです!
次回、御朱印もらいにいきます。
Reviewed:2017/10/01 栃木県芳賀郡益子町にある普門院西明寺のステキな御朱印を求めて訪問しましたが残念
西明寺は獨鈷山普門院西明寺(とっこさん ふもんいん...

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Address

Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 4469 [map]

Phone

0285722957

Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
[Admission fee] 300 yen
Parking Lot
Available(18spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi’s capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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