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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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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