“Standing high on top of Mt. Yoshino’s ridge, Kinpusen-ji Temple was opened by En no Gyoja, the founder of Shugendo during the Asuka era. Rebuilt during the Adzuchi-momoyama era, the current shrine hall is the second biggest ancient wooden structure in the world, topped only by Todai-ji daibutsu-den (Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji Temple).
Honzon statues enshrine the three Zao-gongen. Each of them has the height of approximately 7m, and are hidden Buddhist statues enshrined in the greatest Zushi (miniature shrine) in Japan. In order to raise money to repair the national treasure, Nio-mon gate, the honzon statues have had a fixed period of gokaicho (unveiling of Buddhist images) every year since 2012.
participate in the morning prayers / Admission : Free / Hours : 6: 30 – 7: 15”