Kasugayama Shrine

Kasugayama Shrine

Kasugayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to UESUGI Kenshin ( one of the most famous Samurai worriers in the Japanese Warring States Period, called ”Dragon of Echigo Province” ).

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Name Kasugayama Shrine
"春日山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1743, Daizu, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県上越市大豆1743" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Jyoetsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 025-525-4614

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Daibutsu

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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