Shimobe, Minobu, & Hayakawa

 Shimobe, Minobu, & Hayakawa

Minobusan-Kuonji Temple, the head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, is located in Minobu Town, Yamanashi Prefecture, and many important cultural assets remain in the temple. In the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Nichiren Shonin (sect founder, 1222-1282) entered Mt. Minobu and devoted himself to reciting the Lotus Sutra and teaching his students. The temple is famous for its cherry blossoms that bloom in spring, and its austere appearance and quiet surroundings provide visitors with a sense of peace.
The area is also characterized by its abundance of hot springs, including the”Shimobe-Onsenkyo,” which is known as the hidden hot spring of Lord Takeda Shingen (1521-1573) and is effective for post-traumatic treatment, the ”Narada no Sato Onsen (Hot Spring),” a hidden hot spring known as the hot spring of beauty, and the “Akasawa town,” a town on the approach to the sacred site of Mt Minobu and Mt.Shichimen.

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