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Kokokuji Temple

Japan, 801 Monzen, Yura-cho, Hidaka-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 649-1103

Hotto Kokushi is the person who started Zen Buddhism at this temple. The Chinese characters for the name Hotto Kokushi mean 'water goes away, fire rises', so there is a legend that the temple was rebuilt in one night by a tengu after it was burned down by a fire. Hotto Kokushi also brought back from China the method for producing Kinzanji miso, which became the basis for soy sauce. Kokokuji Temple is a Zen sect temple of the Rinzai sect, Horto school, and has a quiet and solemn atmosphere unique to Zen temples.

Telephone number 0738-65-3852
  • 1.1 km from JR Kiiyura Station, 15 minutes on foot 13 minutes by car from Expressway "Hirokawa Interchange"
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Language 日本語 / English
Last Update : 2023.08.31   Yura Town, Wakayama Prefecture

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