Gakekannon Temple

Gakekannon Temple

Gakekannon Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Gakekannon Temple
"崖観音" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 835, Funakata, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県館山市船形835" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Tomiura I.C. on the Futtsu-Tateyama Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0470-27-2247


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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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