Kabusan-ji Temple is a Tendai Sect Buddhist temple located in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture.
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).
- History of Kabusan-ji
- About Kabusan-ji
- Information for visitors
- Highlights of Kabusan-ji
- Videos and photos of Kabusan-ji
- Goshuin of Kabusan-ji
- How to get to Kabusan-ji
- Hotel search & reservation around 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
It is also the temple in syncretization of Shinto with Buddhism.
In addition, here is the statue of Komainu (a pair of stone-carved guardian dogs) of the Shinto shrine, too.
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.
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
Founder：EN no Gyoja (EN no Ozunu)
Principal image：Bishamonten (Vaisravana)
Kabusan-ji Temple is said to be the sacred place where Bishamonten was first enshrined in Japan.
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.
- 仁王門:Nio-mon (Gate of Deva)
- 本堂:Hondo (main temple)
- 十三重塔:13-storey Stone Pagoda
- 白龍王社:Hakuryuosha (deity of white dragon)
- 寂定院:Jakujo-in Temple
- 龍光院:Ryuko-in Temple
- 東の六地蔵:Rokujizo (six Jizo)
- 九頭龍滝:Kuzuryu-taki (Waterfall of ascetic practices)
This is the Nio-mon.
A Deva King image is enshrined in this gate.
Bishamonten (Vaisravana) is enshrined in this building.
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.
This is the Kaizan-do.
EN no Gyoja (EN no Ozunu) is enshrined in this building.
This is the Reiho-in.
Amithaba (阿弥陀如来) is enshrined in this building.
This is the Rokujizo (Statue of Six Ksitigarbhas).
They saves us from the pains of the six realms (六道).
■Youtube:神峯山寺の境内：Precincts of Kabusan-ji temple (Takatsuki City, Osaka, Japan)
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)
How to get to Kabusan-ji is as follows.
■When you get on a bus from JR Takatsuki Station
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)
[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around JR Takatsuki Station]*Japanese text only.
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