Yugasan Temple

Yugasan Temple

Yugasan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Yugasan Temple
"瑜伽山蓮台寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2855, Kojimayuga, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama of 130, Japan
"岡山県倉敷市児島由加2855" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Mizushima I.C. on the Seto-Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 086-477-6222

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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