Kongorinji Temple

Kongorinji Temple

Kongorinji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Kongorinji Temple
"金剛輪寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 874, Matsuoji, Aisyo-cho, Aichi-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県愛知郡愛荘町松尾寺874" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 1-minute drive from the Koto-Sanzan Smart I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0749-37-3211

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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