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Shigisan Chogosonshi-ji Temple信貴山朝護孫子寺

Temple

This is a temple constructed by Prince Shotoku in the latter half of the fifth century, which stands at an elevation of 437 meters halfway up Mt. Shigi. There is a legend that Mt. Shigi originated when, on the hour of Tiger (around 4:00 a.m.) of the day of Tiger of the year of Tiger, the deity Bishamonten (guardian god of Buddhism) appeared and gave the prince the divine protection , thanks to the Bishamonten the Prince enshrined it. So the temple took the tiger as its guardian deity and is decorated here and there with papier tigers. In cherry blossom season over 2,000 stone lanterns light up the cherry trees at night, and in the autumn the whole mountain is colored with close to 1,000 trees changing their leaves.

place

Nara Pref. Ikomagunhegurichou Shigisan 2280-1

phone 0745722277
place

[Prayer hours] 9:00-16:00 (16:00 deadline)

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Address

Nara Pref. Ikomagunhegurichou Shigisan 2280-1 [ map ]

Phone

0745722277

Hours
[Prayer hours] 9:00-16:00 (16:00 deadline)
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available(120spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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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.

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