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Kunigamidera Temple国上寺

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This Shingon Buddhist temple is halfway up Mt. Kugamiyama, a 15-minute drive from Bunsui Station on the JR Echigo Line. Founded in year 709 it is the oldest temple in the prefecture. The temple is dedicated to the Amitabha Buddha which is revealed only once out of every 12 years, the Year of the Rat. It is said that Uesugi Kenshin would pray for victory here and that praying here can bring various benefits such as warding off evil, wishes being answered, and safe travel. In 1914 the hut in which monk Ryokan secluded himself during the latter part of the Edo period was rebuilt and it is still open for viewing today. Further legends regarding Yoshitsune and Shuten-Doji surround the temple.

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Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Kugami 1407 (Tsubame / SanjoArea)

phone 0256973758

Review of Kunigamidera Temple

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Reviewed:2018/10/19 越後最古の古刹です
岩室温泉へ宿泊した翌朝に行きました。
国上山の中腹にある越後最古の古刹だそうです。
歴史を感じる本堂、大師堂、六角堂などが見事でした。
良寛が暮らしたという五合庵も近くです。
Reviewed:2018/09/25 越後最古と云われている名刹らしい
お堂の屋根の形状が独特の曲線を描いている綺麗な寺院でした。国上山の中腹にある真言宗寺院。本尊は行基作の阿弥陀如来さんで12年に一度子年のご開帳がある通常時は秘仏です。まぁ、12年に一度でもご開帳しているだけましで、「ある」と云うことは証明されている。絶対秘仏とかで一度もご開帳したことない、ってな仏像は存在そのものが疑わしいので・・・。初詣には約1万人程度の参拝者があるらしい。宝物殿は300円。行基...
Reviewed:2018/05/01 五合庵への途中に
良寛さんが住んでいた五合庵へ向かうはずでしたが、吊り橋工事中のためこのお寺さんの境内を通ることになりました。入り口はご利益のあるという大黒様がおり、なでられて黒光りしていました。

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Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Kugami 1407 [ map ]
Area
Tsubame / SanjoArea
Phone
0256973758

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