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身延山久遠寺Mt. Minobu Kuonji Temple

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  • Other Yamanashi areas
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3567 Minobe, Minobu-cho, Minamikoma-gun, Yamanashi 409-2593, Japan
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Date of post:2015/07/14

Historical Buddhist Temple of Saint Nichiren

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This is the head temple of the Nichiren-syu, a sect of Buddhism founded by Saint Nichiren in 1274. He tried to save people suffering from plagues and natural disasters in those days, and educated disciples here.

Minobusan-kuonji temple is also renowned for the beauty of cherry blossoms in spring, so I visited there at the end of this March. I rode a bus to this temple and got off at the final stop. I walked through many souvenir shops along the street, crowded with visitors, to the magnificent Sanmon Gate. Behind the gate, there are about 300 steps to the center of the temple. These steps are incredibly steep, so going up them reminded me of hard disciplines of ascetic monks. I recommend you taking the side slope, if you don’t want to exhaust yourself. After ascending the steps, there are magnificent main temple, the width 32m and the depth 51m, and other various religious buildings including five-story pagoda built only by domestic woods. Young monks also exercise their daily pr actices there. Although, it was a rainy day, I still could enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms.

The Treasure Museum in the basement of the main building exhibits a number of cultural assets. If you have interest in Japanese religious cultures, it would be good for you to visit there.

We can use a ropeway to the summit of the mountain where we could see panoramic view of surrounding mountains including Mt. Fuji.

Opening hours (Treasure Museum): 9:00-16:00
Closed (Treasure Museum): on Thursday (Next day when it fall on holiday) except in April and August
Price (Treasure Museum admission): ¥300 (JPY / adult), ¥200 (JPY / student)

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