Temple 21: Tairyuuji

Prepare yourself for a bit of an adventure up the mountain where you will visit “The Temple of the Great Dragon”. The views are spectacular as you trundle up in the cable car. But if you are so inclined, you can also walk. But be aware that the elevation of the temple is 610 meters up and the hike is said to be quite a challenge.

This temple is particularly awesome as it has been preserved intact through the ages. Many temples have bee burned or destroyed in war, but Tairyuuji still manages to stay in one piece.

Koubou Daishi is said to have stayed here for some time, and also to have performed a number of miracles. The details of which I do not have at hand, and which requires further research. I’ll update this information as I can in the time to come. Nevertheless, you will find yourself in an unparalleled glorious space of ancient temples, buildings, pathways, trees, and incredible nature all around as you explore the splendours of Tairyuuji.

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