Kogenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).
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"光源寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-1-1, Nakamonzen, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県上越市中門前１－１－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Jyoetsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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