Kitain Temple

Kitain Temple

Kitain Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).

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Name Kitain Temple
"川越大師喜多院" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-20-1, Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県川越市小仙波町1-20-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kawagoe I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 049-222-0859

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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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