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Kozanji Temple高山寺

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This ancient temple that overlooks downtown Tanabe is of the Omuro School of the Shingon Sect and is said to be founded be saint Kobodaishi (Kukai). Famous for the Sakura blossoms, many visitors come to worship and enjoy the annual Kozanji Temple Spring Festival. On the grounds is a rare, even for Japan, two-story pagoda honoring Prince Shotoku (known as Uenomiya Taishi), and also a shell mound unearthed from the prehistoric early Jomon period. On the coastal side, are the graves of the biologist, Kumagusu Minakata said to be the father of mycology, and the founder of the self-defense art, Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei.

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Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Inarichou 392 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0739220274
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Precincts Free

Review of Kozan-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/05/25 庭園がおすすめ。
有名なお寺というわけではないですけど、庭園はとてもきれいでよかったです。静かな場所ですので、ゆっくりと庭園をみれることができたので気分よくなりました。こういう所が増えればいいのに。
Reviewed:2018/10/25 見所が多いお寺です
私は紀伊田辺駅の方から歩いてアクセスしましたが、線路からすぐ近くに見えている割には、道はちょっと入り組んでいて、思った以上の距離を感じました。お寺は小山の上にあるような立地ですが、登り口からすると想像つかない程高台エリア内に見所は多くて、墓地には有名な南方熊楠のお墓等もありますので、それぞれの見所を具に見ていくと、案外所要時間が必要な名刹だと思いました。
Reviewed:2018/05/30 多宝塔が素晴らしかったので・・・
ここは南方熊楠で有名な寺院です。ここも明治の幼稚な悪法の一つ、神社合祀令によって隣接していた糸田の猿神社(さるがみのやしろ)との合祀に伴い、貴重な研究材料の植物が自生していた境内を破壊することとなり、この合祀令に熊楠が反対運動を起こした場所でもあります。境内には熊楠の墓があります。最近はそれなりに脚光を浴びて墓を訪れる人もひっきりなし、と云う感じ・・・。ここは熊楠よりも個人的には「多宝塔」がお気に...

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Address
Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Inarichou 392 [ map ]
Area
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
Phone
0739220274
Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available 30spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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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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