Kinpusen-ji Temple Zaoudou
The symbol of Mt. Yoshino and the head temple of the Shugendo syncretic Shinto-Buddhist religion. It is believed that the temple was founded by the mystic En no Gyoja in the latter half of the seventh century. The Zaoudou hall standing proudly on the heights of the Kinpu Mountain Range was erected in 1592 and is the second largest ancient wooden building in Japan after the Hall of the Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple. Three statues of Zao, a Shinto manifestation of the Buddha, are enshrined in the temple, representing the past, present, and future. Each is seven meters tall and a must-see during your visit.
- Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama
- Yoshino Area
- open everyday
- [Admission fee] Adults 800yen, junior and senior high school students 600yen, Elementary school students 400yen
- Parking Lot
- Not available (Please use the Yoshinoyama sightseeing parking lot)
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
Articles about this spot
- Worth an effort
- There are probably only two feasible ways to get here:either drive up the mountain in a one-line-two-way zig zag road, or take Kintetsu line to Yoshino station then hire a cab. Either way is an...
- Highly recommend morning service
- Morning service is held every morning from6:30.No reservation is needed. The atmosphere is mysterious.You can participate if you go in...
- Big Temple nearer to the foot of the mountain
- This is a bigger temple than the rest and is located nearer to the foot of the temple. It is one of the more popular temples in the mountain. Worth a visit.
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- m | On foot about minutes
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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