Eigenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Yotsugi Kannon ( Kannon who promises prosperity of descendants ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"永源寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||41, Eigenjitakanocho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県東近江市永源寺高野町４１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Yokaichi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神／天照大御神／天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.
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