Nyoirinji, Yoshino-cho

#5 of 15 in Historic Sites in Yoshino-cho
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Visited this temple on the way down. Was attracted by the structure as it was circular at the top level. Lovelt building.  more »
  • Nyoirinji Temple was the preferred place of worship for Emperor Go-Daigo during the Namboku Wars period in the 14th century when Japan had two courts competing for legitimacy. Among the historical...  more »
  • Here was a palace of Godaigo Emperor in 13th century, where is totally isolated from central of town. Walking shoes are necessary. You can discover the silence and beauty of natures.
  • This fascinating temple contains a small collection of artifacts that describe the lesser known story of Kusunoki Masatsura and his 143 retainers who sacrificed themselves in an unwinnable battle in defense of the Emperor Godaigo, who moved his capital to Mt. Yoshino after the split with the Ashikaga clan. Masatsuura was a true modern soldier far ahead of his time. Unlike the other storied Samurai of the time, he was a realist who saw war as the last resort, and only to be used for the Emperor and the state, not for personal gain or for the benefit of his clan. Yet when his clan did fight, it was known for its ability to overcome much larger forces and to perservear over long drawn out conflicts.
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