Seigantoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"青岸渡寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||8, Nachisan, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県東牟婁郡那智勝浦町那智山８" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||120-minute drive from the Nanki-Tanabe I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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