Shoshazan Temple

Shoshazan Temple

Shoshazan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hyogo prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion ). It is the 27th temple of the 33 Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage.This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Shoshazan Temple
"書写山圓教寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2968, Syosya, Himeji-shi, Hyogo, Japan
"兵庫県姫路市書写2968" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 4-minute ropeway ride from Ropeway Sanroku Station to Summit Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 079-266-3327

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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