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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Shimenawa

Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, "enclosing rope") are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.

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