Nihonji Temple

Nihonji Temple

Nihonji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for Great Buddha, called Nihonji Daibustu.

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Name Nihonji Temple
"鋸山日本寺(日本寺大仏)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 184, Motona, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県安房郡鋸南町元名184" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Futtsu-Kanaya I.C. on the Futtsu-Tateyama Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0470-55-1103

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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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