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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.

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place Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 9
phone 0859522158

Review of Daisen-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/17 Treasures Hunting
They have several free parking lots including an indoor one for visitors to Daisenji.

The route leading to the entrance have nice and beautiful color changing trees on both sides, also with shops...
Reviewed:2017/11/17 Cool temple in a beech forest on a mountainside.
The Daisen-ji Temple is along the slopes of Mt. Daisen, a famous mountain in Western Japan. This means there will be a few steps involved if you really want to explore the area. You should really see...
Reviewed:2016/03/31 Check it out if you like Gegege no Kitaro
Interesting bunch of temples in the Mt. Daisen area. I was fortunate enough to have a friend who's cousin could give us access to the entire site. There's a room with a bunch of Gegege no Kitaro...



Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 9 [map]



[Treasure Hall Buddhism Temple] 12/1-3/31
[Admission fee to worship] appreciate your generous contributions 300 yen (Including Treasure Hall, Buddhist Temple)
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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.

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