Jionji, Motoyama

Jionji, Motoyama ほんざんじおんじ
Famous temple with a venerable history of history of nation trace designation
According to temple biography, the Nara era, the Buddhist priest line basis of tours of the country tin are old historic temples which are transmitted through picturesque scenery when the Brahman bishop did the open basis by *jo, Imperial command to Saint Wu-di of this ground.

As temples designated by an Imperial order such as "making a country safe" "nation tranquility", we have been protected than regency family Fujiwara, Oshu Fujiwara, Sodai Sagae Ko, Yamagata lord of a castle Mogami and Edo prefecture and powers-that-be without having supporter of a Buddhist temple.
We received 2800 stones surplus glebe from the Shogunate in the Edo era and became northeastern first-rate grand temple.
The Minister of Justice of the Southern capital enters, and sky stand of peaceful Buddhism, Buddha's preach about truth enters, and denomination does, and it is now in pile temple of the Tendai sect Shingon Buddhism and study.

In the precincts, triple tower, temple dedicated to the Physician of Souls is erected including the main hall of a Buddhist temple of important cultural property and ticks away time solemnly.
Buddha statue group of peace, the Kamakura era receives designation of important cultural property as valuable talent of Buddhist art of our country, and, also, as for Jionji court dance and music done ho* on May 5, it is important formlessness folk cultural assets.
Area including the Jionji former precincts was appointed as history of nation trace in October, 2014.

<< the main highlight of Jionji >>

●The main hall of a Buddhist temple (Maitreya temple) [country important cultural property]
In 1616 (Genna 2), erection was begun to charges of Yamagata lord of a castle, Iechika Mogami and was completed in 1618 (Genna 4).

●Triple tower [Yamagata Prefecture designated cultural assets]
It was erected in 1608, but it is caught a fire in 1823 by fire. Current thing was rebuilt in 1830 (Bunsei 13).

●The main gate of a Buddhist temple (Deva gate) [Yamagata Prefecture designated cultural assets]
We enshrine mitsuato (misshaku) Kongo, naraen (play) Kongo on both sides. The stage is made with two levels towards the main hall of a Buddhist temple as dressing room, and Jionji court dance and music on May 5 is performed.
  • Name Jionji, Motoyama
  • Location 31, Jionji, Sagae-shi
  • Phone number 0237-87-3993
  • Business Hours From 8:30 to 16:00
  • Closed Open 365 days a year
  • Admission ●(Individual Visitors)
     Adult: 500 yen
    ●Group (more than 15 people)
     Adult: 300 yen

    ※Display period is excluded especially.

  • Access From JR Uzen-Takamatsu Station a 25-minute walk
    From Sagae IC car 15 minutes
  • Parking lot Available
  • Contact information Jionji, Motoyama
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  • Remarks ●Necessary visit indication time: 30 minutes (main hall of a Buddhist temple + temple dedicated to the Physician of Souls)
     ※As there is the highlight except the above, we recommend visit time more than 60 minutes.

    ●Sightseeing in village volunteer guide of Sankurambo
    Targeting at group worshipers, volunteer guide guides. (we need advance reservations)
    Depending on sojourn time, we do introduction around Jionji.
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[Last updated] January 30, 2017
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