Fudarakusanji Temple

Fudarakusanji Temple

Fudarakusanji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Fudarakusanji Temple
"補陀落山寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 348 Hamanomiya, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県東牟婁郡那智勝浦町大字浜の宮348" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 1-minute drive from the Nachikatsuura I.C. on the Nachikatsuurashingu Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0735-52-2523

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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