Sumadera Temple

Sumadera Temple

Sumadera Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hyogo prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ).

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Name Sumadera Temple
"須磨寺(福祥寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4, Sumaderacho, Suma-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
"兵庫県神戸市須磨区須磨寺町4丁目6-8" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute walk from Sumadera Station on the Hankyu Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 078-731-0416

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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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