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Nakayama-dera Temple中山寺


This Buddhist temple is in Nakayamadera Temple, Takarazuka City. Built by Shotoku Taishi, it's regarded as Japan's first sanctuary dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon, a goddess of mercy. It's the 24th temple of 33 on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. The principal object of worship is an image of an 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva that is thought to aid women in particular. As worshiping there fulfilled Toyotomi Hideyoshi's prayers for a child, the temple attracts people seeking fertility and safe childbirth.


Hyougo Pref. Takaradukashi Nakayamadera 2-11-1 (Takarazuka / Amagasaki / NishinomiyaArea)

phone 0797870024

GroundsAll day available
[each window] 9:00-17:00

Review of Nakayama-dera

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/25 My first visit
It is strange I live here in Takarazuka city long line but I never came here to see Nakayamadera. I am happy to have this experience too. Beautiful place I am sure to return here I think during New...
Reviewed:2017/03/16 Close by my house
I have been this temple since when I was born. Its seems so changed a lots to good way. I love the view from this temple...
Reviewed:2016/04/23 Beautiful area for hiking and flower viewing
Famous locally for its gardens in which plum blossoms can be admired in late winter / early spring. There is also a nice tahoutou pagoda. The surrounding mountain is great for a hike.

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Hyougo Pref. Takaradukashi Nakayamadera 2-11-1 [ map ]
Takarazuka / Amagasaki / NishinomiyaArea
GroundsAll day available
[each window] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
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