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Seiganto-ji Temple那智山青岸渡寺

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A Tendai sect Buddhist temple which is the first station on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. Once a great Shugendo Shinto-Buddhist temple dedicated to Nachi Falls, it was divided into the Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Seiganto-ji Temple with the official order separating Buddhism and Shintoism in the country. The temple has long been a holy place in the Kumano faith, which seeks self-enlightenment through the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage. The temple’s main object of worship, a figure of Cintamanicakra, is said to have been found at the basin of Nachi Falls and enshrined here by Ragyo, a priest who came to Japan from India during the reign of Emperor Nintoku (313-399). The vermillion three-tier pagoda behind the main temple nave harmonizes with the falls and creates a beautiful (and popular) photo spot.

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Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 8

phone 0735550401
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[Opening hours for worship] 5:00-16:00
[Triple tower] 8:30-16:00

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Address

Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan 8 [map]

Phone

0735550401

Hours
[Opening hours for worship] 5:00-16:00
[Triple tower] 8:30-16:00
Fees
[Triple tower] 300yen
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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