Konpirasha Enseiji Temple (金毘羅社 円政寺)
Constructed in 1254, Enseiji Temple has a torii gateway at its entrance—despite being a temple and not a shrine—and this stone torii is a city-designated Tangible Cultural Property. The temple grounds contain the Konpira-sha Hall (a Municipal Tangible Cultural Property) with its statues of the 12 zodiac signs. It is an important location, being a rare example of the syncretism between Buddhism and Shinto. The precincts also contain the rocking -horse (sacred horse) that Shinsaku Takasugi and Hirobumi Ito played with in their youth.
Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Minamifuruhagimachi 6 (Hagi / NagatoArea)
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In front of the temple there is a tall lantern mounted on wheels that turn to...
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship]
[Medium/High School Students] 150yen
[Elementary School Students] 50yen
- Parking Lot
- Available (5spaces)
* 1 hour 100yen
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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