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Daisenji Temple's Main Hall (大山寺 本堂)

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.

place

Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 9 (Yonago / Mt. DaisenArea)

phone 0859522158
place

9:00-16:00 (varies depending on the season)

Review of Daisen-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2021/03/06 A Majestic Shrine to Behold
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...
Reviewed:2021/03/03 Ringing a Buddhist bell in the snow!
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!
Reviewed:2021/02/24 Snow-covered temple
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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Details

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

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Tottori prefecture is Japanese seasonal diversity at its best: Huge sand dunes cover the north coast, making for the perfect summer beach trip complete with the unexpected addition of camels; November brings the delectable snow crab, while winter around Mount Daisen, the Chugoku region's highest mountain, promises snow sports and magical views.