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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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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