Heikenji Temple

Heikenji Temple

Heikenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Kobo Daishi ( an influential Heian Period monk, founder of the Shingon school ).

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Name Heikenji Temple
"川崎大師平間寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-48, Daishimachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県川崎市川崎区大師町4-48" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Daishi I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 044-266-3420

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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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