Tachikikannon Temple

Tachikikannon Temple

Tachikikannon Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ).

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Name Tachikikannon Temple
"立木観音(中禅寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2578 Utagahama, Chuzenji, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県日光市中禅寺歌ケ浜2578" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Kiyotaki I.C. on the Nikko-Utsunomiya Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0288-55-0013

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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