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This temple is the first main one you see when walking up the main street in Yoshino.
In itself it is pretty impressive, a grand old building set above the road
But, come at Sakura season and they open up the area at the back...More
Yoshino is famous for cherry blossom viewing. My wife and I went to Yoshino just for this reason. Kinpusenji is the first temple and maybe the biggest temple that you meet when you walk Yoshino after getting off the ropeway. Thinking of the fact that...More
This is a beautiful temple on mt Yoshino, one of many along the temple pilgrimage route. Of all the shrines and temples we visited along the route it is the most lovely, the huge grounds surrounding it also particularly scenic. This temple is very old...More
We only visited the Zao-do Hall and a few smaller temples this time, not the entire Kinpusen-ji Temple complex.
The Zao-do Hall is the main and largest building among the many temple buildings that make up the Kinpusen-ji Temple complex in the Yoshino Mountain region....More
"In Buddhism we strive to achieve enlightenment," the head monk of Kinpusenji informed the crowd that had remained after the morning service. "In the Shugendo Way practiced here at Kinpusenji and in Yoshino, we believe that in order to do that one must train their...More
It was a good timing to visit a small village in Nara to see thousands of blooming cherry blossom (Sakura in Japanese) and the three blue Buddhas. The Buddhas have been hidden for hundreds years, but they are exhibited temporary to the public from March...More
Kinpusenji, the main temple in Yoshino, is described as the second largest wooden structure in Japan, after Todaiji in Nara. 2014 was the 10th anniversary of its being granted Unesco World Heritage designation.
There is no photography allowed inside the main hall and since we...More
This temple is majestic and historic on a grand scale. I did not expect to find such a beautiful temple in such a rural part of Nara. I strongly recommend that everyone visits this site, especially in the spring.