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Kabusan-ji Temple is a Tendai Sect Buddhist temple located in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture.

This temple was founded for 697 years of the Nara period by EN no Gyoja (EN no Ozunu) who was the originator of Shugendo (修験道).

This temple was also an Imperial prayer place for the 49th Emperor Konin (光仁天皇).

The principal image is Bishamonten (毘沙門天 : Vaisravana).

Contents:

  1. History of Kabusan-ji
  2. About Kabusan-ji
  3. Information for visitors
  4. Highlights of Kabusan-ji
  5. Videos and photos of Kabusan-ji
  6. Goshuin (red seal) of Kabusan-ji
  7. How to get to Kabusan-ji
  8. Hotel search & reservation around Kabusan-ji

1.History of Kabusan-ji

Let’s study the history of this sub-temple with me before introducing of Zuiho-in (瑞峯院).
I think that we can enjoy the sightseeing of this sub-temple more by learning the history of it. XD

This temple was founded for 697 years of the Nara period by EN no Gyoja (EN no Ozunu) who was the originator of Shugendo (修験道).

This temple has a history spanning 1300 years.
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Kabusan-ji Temple is said to be the sacred place where Bishamonten was first enshrined in Japan.kabusanji-02

It is also the temple in syncretization of Shinto with Buddhism.

Therefore there is a torii in this temple.
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In addition, here is the statue of Komainu (a pair of stone-carved guardian dogs) of the Shinto shrine, too.
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Bishamonten (Vaisravana) which is the principal image of this temple is God protecting the Kimon (鬼門:unlucky (north) direction).

In addition, it is also famous as God of the victory.

The details about Bishamonten (Vaisravana) look at the following articles.

2.About Kabusan-ji

Open:9:00~17:00(Winter season ~16:00)
Admission fee:Admission to the grounds is usually free.
Address:3301-1, Hara, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka, 569-1051, Japan
Phone number:+81-72-688-0788
Foundation:697
Founder:EN no Gyoja (EN no Ozunu)
Sect:Tendai sect
Principal image:Bishamonten (Vaisravana)

Kabusan-ji Temple is a Tendai Sect Buddhist temple located in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture.
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It is a soothing place because it is a place full of nature.
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Kabusan-ji Temple is said to be the sacred place where Bishamonten was first enshrined in Japan.

Next, let’s go to see the highlights of Kabusan-ji. XD
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3.Information for visitors

Admission to the precincts is free but there is a charge only for worship Buddha statues (2, 000 yen) and a reservation must be made beforehand in order to pray.

4.Highlights of Kabusan-ji

・仁王門:Nio-mon (Gate of Deva)

This is the Nio-mon.
A Deva King image is enshrined in this gate.
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・本堂:Hondo (main temple)

This is the Hon-do (main temple) which was reconstructed in 1777.
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Bishamonten (Vaisravana) is enshrined in this building.
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Because it was used as the place of imperial prayer for Emperor Konin (the 49th Emperor), we can see the crest of Jurokuyaegiku (十六八重菊) in this temple.
The crest of Jurokuyaegiku (十六八重菊) is the Kamon (家紋) of imperial family.
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・釈迦堂:Shaka-do

This is the Shaka-do.
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・開山堂:Kaizan-do

This is the Kaizan-do.
EN no Gyoja (EN no Ozunu) is enshrined in this building.
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・観音堂:Kannon-do

This is the Kannon-do.
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・十三重塔:13-storey Stone Pagoda

This is the 13-storey Stone Pagoda which is one of the Grave of the Emperor Konin.kabusanji-18

・鐘楼堂:Shoro-do

This is the Shoro-do (a place where a big Buddhist bell is to be struck).
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・化城院:Kejo-in

This is the Kejo-in.
Brahma-Deva (梵天) and Sakra-Deva (帝釈天) are enshrined in this building.
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・嶺峰院:Reiho-in

This is the Reiho-in.
Amithaba (阿弥陀如来) is enshrined in this building. kabusanji-23

・本坊(庫裏):Hom-bo(Kuri)

This is the Hom-bo (monks’ living quarters).
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・白龍王社:Hakuryuo-sha (deity of white dragon)

This is the Hakuryuo-sha.
Hakuryuo means deity of white dragon.
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・寂定院:Jakujo-in Temple

This is the Jakujo-in Temple which is one of sub temple of the Kabusan-ji.
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・龍光院:Ryuko-in Temple

This is the Ryuko-in Temple which is one of sub temple of the Kabusan-ji.
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・東の六地蔵:Rokujizo (six Jizo)

This is the Rokujizo (Statue of Six Ksitigarbhas).
They saves us from the pains of the six realms (六道).
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・九頭龍滝:Kuzuryu-taki (Waterfall of ascetic practices)

This is the Kuzuryu-taki (Waterfall of ascetic practices).
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・勧請掛け:Kanjogake

This is the Kanjogake.
It has the role of the entrance of the approach to the temple.
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・金比羅飯綱大権現:Kompira-Izuna-Daigongen

This is the Kompira-Izuna-Daigongen which is the god of this mountain.
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5.Videos and photos of Kabusan-ji

■Flickr:神峯山寺:Kabusan-ji (20180428)

神峯山寺:Kabusan-ji(20180428)

■Youtube:神峯山寺の境内:Precincts of Kabusan-ji temple (Takatsuki City, Osaka, Japan)

6.Goshuin (red seal) of Kabusan-ji

Goshuin of this temple is ‘Bishamonten (毘沙門天)’ which is principal image of this temple.
We can get this goshuin at Fudasho (temples where amulets are collected). (300 yen)
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7.How to get to Kabusan-ji

How to get to Kabusan-ji is as follows.

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka Station to JR Takatsuki Station)
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■Route Example (From Namba Station to JR Takatsuki Station)
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■Route Example (From JR Kyoto Station to JR Takatsuki Station)
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■When you get on a bus from JR Takatsuki Station

  Timetable and Route Search of bus

Go:Takatsuki City Bus JR Takatsuki Sta. Bus Stop (North.1)
Return:Takatsuki City Bus Kabusanguchi (神峯山口) Bus Stop

■[Timetable]Route No.53 bound for Haraohashi (原大橋)


Bus company:Takatsuki City Bus
Routes/Destination:53/Bound for Haraohashi (原大橋)
Boarding bus stop:JR Takatsuki Sta. Bus Stop (North.1)
Alighting bus stop:Kabusanguchi (神峯山口)
Bus fare:220 yen
Time required:About 20 min

■When you take a taxi

From Takatsuki Station:2,820 yen ~ 3,240 yen (about 20 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.
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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.
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[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around JR Takatsuki Station]*Japanese text only.

8.Hotel search & reservation around Kabusan-ji

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