Houonji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ).
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"報恩寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||31-5, Nasukawacho, Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県盛岡市名須川町３１－５" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Morioka I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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