Negoroji Temple

Negoroji Temple

Negoroji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Dainichi Nyorai ( Mahavairocana, the chief deity in Esoteric Buddhism ). This temple is famous for Two-storey pagoda designated as a national treasure.

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Name Negoroji Temple
"根来寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2286, Negoro, Iwade-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県岩出市根来2286" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Sennan I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0736-62-1144

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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