Kitamukikannon Temple

Kitamukikannon Temple

Kitamukikannon Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Kitamukikannon Temple
"北向観音" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1656, Bessyoonsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano , Japan
"長野県上田市別所温泉1656" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0268-38-2023

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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