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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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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