Morinji Temple

Morinji Temple

Morinji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Gunma prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ).

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Name Morinji Temple
"茂林寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1570, Horikucho, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma, Japan
"群馬県館林市堀工町1570" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Tatebayashi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0276-72-1514


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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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