Temple 87: Nagaoji

Name: Nagaoji

Interesting Features: There is the tomb of a woman named Shizuka Gozen, who was the lover of Minamoto Yoshitsune. After Yoshitsune was killed, Shizuka entered the religious life here.

There is a carved image of a broom in the inner roof of the temple. I was told that it is for sweeping away bad luck. Seemed sensible to me.

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Nagaoji is a nice compact temple in a nice quiet neighborhood. This beautiful tree has such an interesting shape. Temple grounds are wonderful for letting their trees grow.

 

 

Distance to Temple 88: 12.3 kilometers