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Kinpusen-ji Temple Zaoudou (金峯山寺)

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.

place

Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama (YoshinoArea)

phone 0746328371
place

[Worship times] 8:30-16:30 (Reception until 16:00)

Review of Kinpusenji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/28 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...
Reviewed:2019/04/30 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...
Reviewed:2018/04/14 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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Details

Address
Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama [map]
Area
YoshinoArea
Phone
0746328371
Hours
[Worship times] 8:30-16:30 (Reception until 16:00)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Adults500yen, junior and senior high school students400yen, Elementary School Students300yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Please use the Yoshinoyama sightseeing parking lot)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.