Hidakokubunji Temple

Hidakokubunji Temple

Hidakokubunji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ).

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Name Hidakokubunji Temple
"飛騨国分寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-83, Sowamachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県高山市総和町1-83" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Takayama I.C. on the Chubu-Jyukan Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0577-32-1395

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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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