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Hida Senkouji Temple (飛騨 千光寺)

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Temple

"This ancient Buddhist temple, located a 30-minute drive from JR Takayama Station, was founded some 1,200 years ago by Takaoka-shinno, one of the great monk Kobo Daishi 's 10 greatest disciples. The current temple was rebuilt after repeated fires destroyed the original complex. Serving as a dojo for Mt. Koya Shingon shuzen meditation, the temple teaches old fashioned mountain Buddhism. Also known as the ""Enku-butsu Temple,"" the temple's Enku-butsu-dera Treasure Hall, close to the Daiji-mon gate, is open to the public and displays a portion of the temple's treasures and 64 Enku-butsu statues such as a depiction of Two Faced Sukuna and Dharmapala (hall is closed in winter). The temple also offers day trip Buddhist training courses such as sermns, sutra copying, and meditation."

place

Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nyukawachoushimobo 1553 (Hida / TakayamaArea)

phone 0577781021

Review of Senko-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2017/02/09 Beautiful collection of Enku works
this modest temple we discovered by accident, no by luck ! It is a small quiet temple and has a wonderful set of statues carved by Enku on display. Several of them were part of the first exhibition...
Reviewed:2019/10/10 飛騨を代表する古刹 千光寺
高山市丹生川町袈裟山の頂上近くに有る、真言宗高野山派の寺院です。
再建ですが立派な仁王門から、階段を上って本堂前に出ることが出来ます。
拝観料は300円で本堂内で参拝が出来ます。
参道途中に有る、五本杉は国指定の天然記念物です。
Reviewed:2019/08/16 円空仏とウルトラマラソンの名所
漫画「ギャラリーフェイク」で円空仏の事を知り興味を持ったので訪問。独特の雰囲気と迫力に溢れる作品に見入りました。
ここはウルトラマラソンのコースにもなっていて、最大の難所として有名です。ランナーを苦しめる激坂ももう一つの見所。ここを走って登ると思うとぞっとします。

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Address
Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nyukawachoushimobo 1553 [map]
Area
Hida / TakayamaArea
Phone
0577781021
Closed
[Exhibition building] Closed in winter
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Free
[Exhibition Hall]500yen
[Kurashi/Main Hall]300yen
[Treasure Hall]500yen
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.