Fumon-ji Temple | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Toyohashi Station 

[Fumon-ji Temple]

An ancient temple with approximately 1,300 years of history, in the midst of abundant nature

This ancient temple of the Shingon sect is said to have been founded by the Buddhist monk Gyoki during the Nara period in 727 AD. The temple has enjoyed the protection of Lord Yoritomo Minamoto, the Tokugawa shogunate government and others besides. The site is surrounded by an abundance of nature, and is especially well known for its beautiful autumn foliage. Along with many nationally designated important cultural properties and other precious treasures, the temple is home to a statue of the Buddhist deity Acala Natha which is said to have been made so it was the same height as Lord Yoritomo Minamoto. The statue is exhibited to the public (a practice called "gokaicho") during the annual Shunki Taisai spring festival, and again in the Momiji Matsuri autumn leaves festival. Events such as concerts are also held in the temple under the heading "Tera TIME in Fumon-ji" (reservations and additional fees required), and the place is a familiar venue for people to get together and socialize.
Posted photos Main Niomon (Deva Gate)
Three photos Upper left Collection of Buddhist statues forming a piece of nationally designated important cultural property, upper right Fumon-ji Temple with autumn foliage, lower Daishi-do and main hall with autumn foliage
 
Best season Autumn foliage: From late November to early December
Date ● Shunki Taisai Festival (Cultural property Gokaicho)
April 2nd, 2017
● Momiji Matsuri Festival
2016
November 26th and 27th
December 3rd and 4th
* The cultural property Gokaicho takes place during "Shunki Taisai Festival" and "Momiji Matsuri Festival" (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., free admission).
 
Address 7 Nabeyamashita, Unoya-cho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-532-41-4500 (Japanese only)
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (to 4:30 p.m. from October to March)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Free
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 9 minutes, alight at "Shinjohara Station" and walk for approx. 40 minutes.
URL http://www.sunalix.co.jp/fumon/
* The dates, times and fees for "tera TIME in Fumon-ji" vary according to the event (reservation required). Please check the website for details.

updated on Sep 30, 2016

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