Gochikokubunji Temple

Gochikokubunji Temple

Gochikokubunji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Dainichi Nyorai ( Mahavairocana, the chief deity in Esoteric Buddhism ).

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Name Gochikokubunji Temple
"五智国分寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-20-21, Gochi, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県上越市五智3-20-21" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Jyoetsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 025-543-3069

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Amaterasu

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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