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Hommyoji ほんみょうじ
Ultimate form of Yudonosan Faith: Sokushinbutsu Honmyokai-shounin eshrined
Sokushinbutsu of Honmyo-shonin is enshrined.
The oldest of 6 sokushinbutsu in shonai; it is said that it is preserved rather undamaged due to his intensive mokujikigyo [fasting practice of meat and grains] while alive.
Nyujozuka [where he became sokushinbutsu] still remains next to Sokushinbutsu-do, along with the stone monument built by his believer.
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  • Name Hommyoji
  • Location 388 Uchino, Higashi-Iwamoto, Tsuruoka-shi
  • Phone number 0235-53-2269
  • Admission Free
  • Access From JR Tsuruoka Station: 30 min by bus bound for Tamugimata to Azumabashi stop, then 15 min on foot
    From Shonai Asahi Interchange of Yamagata Expressway: 5 min by car
    Gassan Interchange of Yamagata Expressway: 50 min by car
  • Parking lot 15 lots available
  • Remarks Reservation is necessary for a visit
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[Last updated] November 08, 2015
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