Temple 40: Kanjizaiji

There is much to see and experience here at Kanjizaiji (The Temple of Kannon). Due to many fires and the main temple burning down repeatedly, the final rebuilt temple is made of concrete. While not as aesthetic as those made of wood, it does offer a certain sense of security.

Historically, this area is significant as it housed the final remnants of the Taira clan (defeated by the Genji clan in the Kamakura era). The incredible poetic accounts of the warriors of the Heike (Taira) and Genji (Minamoto) clans can be found in the classic “Heike Monogatari” or “Tale of the Heike”. Great reading and highly recommended if you are into stories of samurai who are, in their own right,”worth a thousand men”.

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