Historical buildings

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Nageiredo Hall of Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple
 
 
     
 
A national treasure-designated, miraculous structure built on a precipitous cliff
Nageiredo Hall, or "Thrown-in Hall," was built as if suspended on a precipitous cliff. Legend has it that an ascetic named “En-no-Gyoja” threw the hall into the hollow from the foot of the mountain, using his mystical powers. The structure is so miraculous and even seems to be humanly impossible that it is no wonder such a legend remains alive. Nageiredo Hall fascinates visitors with its beautiful appearance, which varies according to the season. The entire vicinity has been designated as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty.
       
●Open/Open (temple): 8:00 - 17:00 Climbing to Nageiredo Hall: 8:00 - 15:00
Climbing prohibited during rough weather and the winter season.
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Fare/Fare (temple): Adults 400, Elementary and junior high school students 200

Fare (Mountain entrance): Adults 200, Elementary and junior high school students 100  ●Tel/0858-43-2666(Mitokusan Sanbutsuji)
◆Access/40 min. by bus from JR Kurayoshi Stn.
       
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
 
 
     
 
Features the beautiful arched-bridge coated in a bright vermilion lacquer and the Main Shrine, which is one of Japan's National Treasures.
Worshippers since early times have visited the Shrine to pray to the God of Sea Voyages, God of Martial Arts, and God of Merchants. There are other cultural assets such as the beautiful arched-bridge lacquered in vermilion and the Main Shrine building which exemplifies the 'Sumiyoshi' style of architecture and is a designated National Treasure.
       
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Tel/06-6672-0753
◆Access/3 min. walk from Nankai-Honsen Railway Line Sumiyoshi-taisha Station, or a 5 min. walk from Nankai Koya Line Sumiyoshi-higashi Station
       
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Fushimi Inari Shrine
 
 
     
 
Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto was chosen No. 1 in the “Japan list of the most popular sightseeing spots for foreign tourists” section in 2014 of “Trip Advisor” (U.S.), arguably the world’s most popular travel review site.
       
●Fare/Free  ●Tel/+81-75-641-7331
◆Access/3-minute walk from JR Inari Station on the JR Nara Line / 5-minute walk from Keihan Railway Fushimiinari Station
       
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Omiwa Jinja Shrine
 
 
     
 
This shrine is dedicated to the deities of kuni-zukuri (cultivating land) and takes all of Mount Miwa as its focus of worship.
As the whole of Mount Miwa, which stands directly behind the shrine, is the object of worship, the shrine has no main hall, the place where a deity is usually enshrined. The outer shrine was reconstructed in the Edo Period by Tokugawa Ietsuna.

The deities of kuni-zukuri are believed to protect all aspects of human life, including agricultural, industrial and commercial development, protection against evil related to directions, curing of diseases, sake brewing, drug manufacturing, incantation to ward off evil, traffic, voyages and matchmaking. The sugidama (cedar ball) hung under the eaves of sake breweries is believed to have originally been made from the cedar trees of Mount Miwa.
       
●Tel/0744-42-6633
◆Access/Ten minutes walk from Miwa Station on the JR Line. Or, ten minutes walk from Miwamyojin Sando-guchi bus stop, which can be reached using the bus that departs from Sakurai Station on the JR or Kintetsu Line.
       
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Nanzenji Temple
 
 
     
 
one of the most well-known Rinzai Zen temples
Nanzen-Ji is one of the most well-known Rinzai Zen temples in Japan.
It's also famous as a landmark of a cherry tree and colored leaves.
       
●Tel/075-771-0365
◆Access/A 7-minute walk from Keage Station on Subway Tozai Line
       
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Hase-dera Temple
 
 
     
 
A grand main temple building and a long stairway of 399 steps are the chief characteristics. Also famous for its peonies, cherry blossoms and maple trees.
Dedicated to the Eleven-Faced Goddess of Mercy (Juichimen Kannon), the temple has been worshiped by many people early on and referred to in ancient literature of the Heian Period. The long 399-step stone stairway is decked out with Japanese tree peonies, cherry blossoms and maples, 7,000 stocks in all, which come out in their respective brilliant attire in season.
       
●Open/ 8:30-17:00(Apr-Sep)、9:00-17:00(Oct-Nov,Mar)、9:00-16:30 (Dec-Feb)
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Admission Fee/ Adults,Junior and senior high school students:500 Yen, Elementary school students:250 Yen   ●Tel/0744-47-7001
◆Access/15 min. walk from Kintetsu Osaka Line Hasedera Station
       
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