An ancient Tendai Buddhist temple founded in the distant Nara period by Joue, eldest son of Fujiwara no Kamatari. The temple is located five minutes drive east of the Zenkai interchange on the Hanshin Expressway No. 7 Kita-Kobe Route. The temple's current buildings were all rebuilt in 1285 or after, but many of the structures on the grounds are historically valuable architectural examples, such as the temple's main temple building, a National Treasure which hints at the prosperity the temple enjoyed during the Nanboku-cho period when it was built. 18 other structures and temple treasures have been designated National Important Cultural Properties, including the temple's Deva gate, built in the mid-Muromachi period; and an early Kamakura period seated statue of Amitabha. Primeval forest surrounds the temple, which is a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in the spring and fall foliage in autumn.
Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nishi-ku Ikawadanichou Zenkai 224 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)
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- Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nishi-ku Ikawadanichou Zenkai 224 [ map ]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship]300yen
- Parking Lot
- Available (30 spaces 2 places)
- Credit Card
- Not available
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- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.