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Koganedo

Koganedō

黄金堂

Description:

Shozen'in Temple's Koganedo Hall was once a national Treasure but is now classified as a National Important Cultural Property.

Shozen'in Temple is the only remaining temple of the Hagurosan Shugendo School of Buddhism. It plays an active role in protecting and keeping the Dewa Sanzan Yamabushi tradition alive.


Inside Konagedo, you will find many Buddhist statues that belonged to Dewa Sanzan before it got converted to Shintoism in 1868, such as the two giant Nio gods used to guard the Nio gate at the entrance of Mt. Haguro (currently known as Zuishinmon gate).


The visits are closed during the snowy months (November to March, subject to change depending on snow).

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