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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Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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