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English Information Site on Kawachinagano by Tomoaki Shimada

Temples and Shrines

Amanosan Kongoji Temple

Amanosan Kongoji

Amanosan Kongoji Temple, also known as "Nyonin Koya (Koya for women)" or "Amano Angu (Amano temporary palace for an Emperor)" was allegedly established by the venerable monk Gyoki in the Tenpyo period (729-749). The garden of the temple is worth visiting especially in spring due to cherry blossoms as well as in autumn due to colored leaves. The temple has three National Treasures and 31 Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Please refer here for the detailed description of the temple.


Kanshinji Temple

Kanshinji

Kanshinji Temple was allegedly originated by Ozuno En in 701. Later Kukai, the founder of Shingon Buddhism visited the temple and his disciple Jichie officially founded it in 827. The temple is well-known as a place where young Masashige Kusunoki studied. The main hall of the temple is the oldest building among the National Treasures in Osaka. The temple has three National Treasures and 33 Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Please refer here for the detailed description of the temple.


Enmeiji Temple

Enmeiji

Enmeiji Temple was allegedly originated by Kukai in the Konin period (810-824). In the second half of the 17th century, Jogon used the temple as a base to spread the teachings of the Shingon Buddhism sect. The 1000-year-old maple tree, known as "Yusho Momiji" is a must-see in autumn. The temple has two Important Cultural Properties of Japan: A Buddha statue and a mandala picture. However, the picture is displayed in Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts. Please refer here for the detailed description of the temple.


English-speaking Tour Guide by Kawachinagano Volunteer Guide Club

Please feel free to contact him!
Contact Person: Masahiro Fujimoto
email: ems@7.nifty.jp
Guide Fee: 100 yen (Nominal Charge)