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Kanshinji Temple, Kawachinagano

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  • The temple was built in 827AD by one of the disciples of the great Kobo-daishi. The main hall of the temple (Kondo) is designated a national treasure and there are other historic sites within the...  more »
  • I went to Kanshinji the other day. Apparently it's the only place in Japan to have the hoshizuka ("star mounds") in the shape of the Big Dipper. A woman at the front was really helpful and gave me...  more »
  • My most visited temple. Beautiful all year round but particularly during fall. Linked to the important (but largely unknown outside Japan) samurai Kusunoki Masashige and hosts the tomb of Emperor Go-Murakami. The main hall is a national treasure in a unique style mixing Japanese, Chinese and Indian architecture. The grounds also contain a small museum with some nice buddhist statues. Each winter, they host a great illumination / projection mapping festival.
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