Kogenji Temple

Kogenji Temple

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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Name Kogenji Temple
"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
Telephone 025-543-4263

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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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