Seigantoji Temple

Seigantoji Temple

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.

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Name Seigantoji Temple
"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
Telephone 0735-55-0401

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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