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Hoshaku-ji Temple

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Hoshaku-ji Temple

Power spot that gives economic prosperity located at the foot of Mt. Tenno

Hoshaku-ji Temple, belonging to the Shingon Sect of Buddhism, is situated on Mt. Tenno on the east side of Kyoto. It is said the monk, Gyoki, built this temple by the order of the Emperor Shomu in Nara period (710-794). It is also known as “Takara-dera Temple”.  It also houses the “uchide no kozuchi” (a magic hammer) that Emperor Shomu is said to have received from the dragon god in a dream, and Daikokuten, one of the seven deities of good luck, is also enshrined. There are several power spots regarding economic fortune, virtue, prosperity, and successful career, including Benzaiten-do Hall where Benzaiten is enshrined and Kozuchi palace where Daikokuten is enshrined. An amulet of small-sized “uchide no kozuchi” brings economic fortune is suitable for a gift.

Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010

INFORMATION

Name Hoshaku-ji Temple
Address 1 Oyamazaki Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni, Kyoto
Tel 075-956-0047 
Hours 9:00-16:00 (temple office)
Closed
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Recommended Entry: 400 yen

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