Housenji Temple

Housenji Temple

Housenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yamanashi prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Miroku Bosatsu ( Maitreya Bodhisattva, who is expected to appear as a Buddha 5,000 years after the death of Gautama ).

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Name Housenji Temple
"法泉寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2595, Wadamachi, Koufu-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
"山梨県甲府市和田町2595" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kofu-Showa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 055-252-6128

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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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