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Honganji Temple Saginomori Betsuin本願寺鷺森別院


This Temple is situated a five-minute walk from Nankai Wakayama-shi Station on the Nankai Railway. The eighth head of the Honganji Temple in Kyoto, Rennyo Shonin, founded it for the purpose of spreading Jodo Shinshu Buddhism to Kii Province (Wakayama Prefecture). Built in 1476, it is considered a historical treasure in itself, but its storehouse contains priceless items, such as paintings of seated Shinran Shonin (the founder of the sect) and Rennyo Shonin (the restoration of the sect) and its endorsement and the only remaining complete set of five volumes of the sacred texts published by Shonyo Shonin. In the present day, the temple publishes materials designed to popularize the rituals, including funeral rites, of the Honganji sect of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism and to explain the sect's beliefs.


Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Saginomori 1

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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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