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Shitennoji Temple四天王寺


The oldest temple in Tsu City, it is located in Sakae-machi, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture and said to have been built by Prince Shotoku at the imperial request of Empress Suiko. It originally had larger premises, but the majority of it was burned down during WWII. It includes the grave of Kaokujuei Zenni, Oda Nobunaga's biological mother, the statue of Prince Shotoku, an important cultural property, and the statue of Bhaisajyaguru. There are many valuable cultural properties that remain such as the mountain gate that is a tangible cultural property of the city. In addition, the temple also conducts a Zen experience course where you can get an easy taste of the atmosphere of a Zen temple, and sutra copying.


Mie Pref. Tsushi Sakaemachi 1-892 (Tsu / MatsusakaArea)

phone 0592286797

[Worship times]8:00-16:00

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Mie Pref. Tsushi Sakaemachi 1-892 [ map ]
Tsu / MatsusakaArea
[Worship times]8:00-16:00
open everyday
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          Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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