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Honzan Jionji Temple (本山慈恩寺)

Honzan Jionji Temple is located in Jionji in the city of Sagae. It is said to have been founded in 746 by Baramon Sojo. During the Edo period (1615-1868) it controlled 18 villages and land that produced about 505,095 liters of rice, making it the most powerful temple in the Tohoku region. Even though its influence has shrunk in the present day, its former precincts have been designated a National Historic Site, and it contains many Important Cultural Properties, including its main building and collection of Buddhist statues, as well as Jionji Bugaku, a type of dance performed during the Issai Kyoe Festival, held on May 5 every year.

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Yamagata Pref. Sagaeshi Jionji Cadastral 31 (Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea)

phone 0237873993
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[Worship times]8:30-16:00

Review of Jionji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/11/16 静寂の中にあるその佇まいに感動!
とても静かで厳かな空気のなか、立派な山門と御堂、三重塔が迎え入れてくれました。ちょうどこの期間は秋の特別展として、阿弥陀堂特別拝観が行われており、通常拝観で目にすることができる聖徳太子立像や十二神将のほかに、阿弥陀如来座像も拝観することができました。本当に立派な仏像でした!聞くところによると、国の重要文化財等の数は、山形県内ナンバーワンとのこと!特に十二神将は海外の展示会にも出品してるほどなのに...
Reviewed:2019/11/13 両宗兼学
1300年前に勅命により開かれた東北地方でも歴史のある寺院です。鎌倉時代には大江氏、江戸時代には最上氏。徳川幕府より東北一の朱印地を持っていました。
宗派的にも法相、天台、真言と兼学となり行事にも各宗派の影響が残っています。
本堂は重厚な茅葺、本尊は非公開の釈迦如来坐像、他に聖徳太子立像や薬師三尊、十二神将と仏像を目の前で拝見できます。真言系のお坊さんが丁寧に説明してくれました。お寺の傍に大きなト...
Reviewed:2019/10/11 阿弥陀堂特別公開中
薬師堂の薬師三尊像と十二神将が特に有名なお寺です。現在特別公開中の阿弥陀堂に祀られている、宝冠の阿弥陀像は必見です。本堂の内陣にも多くの仏像が祀られています。風雪に耐えた山門や少し離れた場所にある三重塔がこのお寺の栄枯盛衰をものがっているようです。

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Address
Yamagata Pref. Sagaeshi Jionji Cadastral 31 [map]
Area
Yamagata / Zao / Tendo / KaminoyamaArea
Phone
0237873993
Hours
[Worship times]8:30-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] 500yen
Reiwa 2nd year 4Monday 1 Sunday, individual 700yen (group 15 people and above 600yen/person)
Parking Lot
Available(40spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available (Smoking area Available)
Wi-Fi
Available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (Grounds possible, Admission fee not possible)

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