Takaokadaibutsu Temple

Takaokadaibutsu Temple

Takaokadaibutsu Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ). This temple is famous for Great Buddha, called Takaoka Daibutsu.

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Name Takaokadaibutsu Temple
"高岡大仏(大佛寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 11-29, Otemachi, Takaoka-shi, Toyama, Japan
"富山県高岡市大手町11-29" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Takaoka I.C. on the Noetsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0766-23-9156


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Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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