Daizen Shrine

Daizen Shrine

Daizen Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Yamabushi Daizenbo ( vengeful monk ghost ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Daizen Shrine
"大膳神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 561, Takeda, Sado-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県佐渡市竹田561" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 35 minutes by taxi from Ryotsu Port.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0259-55-2953

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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