Daisenji Temple's Main Hall

Temple
This temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism is located on the mountainside of Mt. Daisen in Daisen Town, Saihaku County, Tottori Prefecture. It is an ancient temple said to have been founded between 717-723. At the peak of its influence, it had over 100 temples and 3,000 warrior monks, but the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism at the beginning of the Meiji period led to its decline. The vermilion-lacquered columns and green lattice windows of the main hall used to be the Dainichido Hall. It burned down and was rebuilt in 1951. The principal image is of Ksitigarbha.

Spot details

Address
Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 9
Phone
0859522158
Hours
9:00-16:00 (varies depending on the season)
Closed
[Treasure Hall Reihokaku] 12/1-3/31
Fees
[Admission fee] appreciate your generous contributions 300yen (including Treasure Museum Reihokaku)
Parking Lot
Available(400spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available

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  • A Majestic Shrine to Behold
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.03.06
    I have been to this temple many times, and I enjoyed all my visits. Although you have to take several steps to go up to the temple, the view above is worth it! You can enjoy looking at the...
  • Ringing a Buddhist bell in the snow!
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.03.03
    Even though the main hall was closed when we went, we could still admire the temples architecture with the added beauty of the snow! I could also enjoy ringing a Buddhist bell for the first time!
  • Snow-covered temple
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.02.24
    Standing on the mountain and looking at the view, the mind is relaxed. My friend also talked about the structure of the roof and called 唐破風/からはふ Karahafu and listened to the explanation to deepen...

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