Hokoji Temple

Hokoji Temple

Hokoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Hokoji Temple
"方広寺(奥山半僧坊)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1577-1, Inasachookuyama, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka , Japan
"静岡県浜松市北区引佐町奥山1577-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Hamamatsu-Inasa I.C. on the Shin-Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 053-543-0003

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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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