Ikoma Temple


Do you know what’s the difference between a Temple and a Shrine? A temple does not have a Torii ( a gate ) and a Shrine have except for Ikoma Jinja (Temple). The only temple in Japan which has a gate. As explained to me it serve as both a temple and a shrine. The main god of the temple is a protector of Buddha.

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Ikoma main Temple

The main god of this temple loves radish, so most patrons bring radish and donate it to the temple.

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a view from the top

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Categories: Buildings, Festivities, Landscape, Life In Japan, Structures, Temples, Travel | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment

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