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Shigisan Senjuin Temple信貴山大本山 千手院


This venerable sub-temple, the oldest in the Mt. Shigi area, was founded in the late Heian period. The temple's Gomado (Homa ritual hall), built by the famed Buddhist priest Myoren Shonin, is where the temple conducts its bishamon goma (Vaisravana homa) prayer rituals. Its Zenigamedo (Baby Turtle Hall) enshrines Zenigame Zenshin, a deity said to grant luck with money and other matters. The Kannon-do (Kannon Hall), which enshrines the temple's Juichimen (11-headed) Kannon statue said to answer prayers for conception and easy childbirth, is one of the temple's highlights.


Nara Pref. Ikomagunhegurichou Shigisan 2280 (Ikaruga / IkomaArea)

phone 0745724481

[Opening hours for worship]8:30-17:00

Review of Shigisan Senju-in Temple

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Reviewed:2018/07/26 Travel Experience Like No Other!
My husband and I stayed at the Senju-in temple in early June 2018 and it was the highlight of our trip! Truly a travel experience like nothing before! The monks were so kind and welcoming! There was...
Reviewed:2016/03/28 Temple stay at Senju-in
This was in total a great experience, that we definitely would recommend to others. We picked Senju-in as an alternative to going to a temple in Koyasan because we wanted to avoid all the other...
Reviewed:2018/09/29 信貴山の入り口

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Nara Pref. Ikomagunhegurichou Shigisan 2280 [ map ]
Ikaruga / IkomaArea
[Opening hours for worship]8:30-17:00
open everyday
[Various prayers] From 5000yen
[Senji] 2000yen
[Shadow Buddha] 1000yen
[Waterfall] 3000yen
[Zazen] 3000yen (1 person 1000yen for 15people and above)
[Life consultation (50 minutes)] 5000yen
[accommodation] Please contact us (advance reservations in advance). For foreigners, please make reservations through agents.
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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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