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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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