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 Jingoji Bishamon-do Hall

Besides being known as a famous spot for autumn leaf viewing, Jingoji temple preserves many fine pieces of cultural heritage, including a standing statue of the Buddhist divinity Yakushi Nyorai, as well as several portraits of feudal lords. In fact, the temple owns a total of 16 Japanese National Treasures, though some of these treasures are currently stored in museums around the nation and cannot be seen at the temple any longer.

Visitors can still enjoy the many historical wooden pieces of architecture on the temple premises. Bishamon-do Hall, built in 1623, is one of these important cultural properties and the Hall houses a statue of Bishamonten or Vaisravana, one of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism.

Jingoji Bishamon-do Hall(c) Designcraft