Japan Heritage「The island of Kuniumi, Awaji」
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Senzan Senkoji Temple

Senzan Senkoji Temple
The mountain here is said to be the first mountain created by the Kamis Izanagi-no-mikoto and Izanami-no-mikoto, so it is called Senzan. Senkoji Temple was built at the top of Mt. Senzan and just below it is Iwato Jinja Shinto Shrine, which enshrines Amaterasu-Omikami (the Sun Kami), who hid her form in the Ama-no-Iwato (Cave of the Sun Kami). This place deep in the forest is closely connected with the Kuniumi Story (Japan’s Creation Myth).
Senzan Senkoji Temple: Niomon Gate
Senzan Senkoji Temple: Statue of Nio
Senzan Senkoji Temple: Three-storey pagoda
Senzan Senkoji Temple: A pair of Koma-Inoshishi (wild boar statues)
Iwato Jinja Shinto Shrine
Iwato Jinja Shinto Shrine
View from Mt. Senzan, also known as Awaji Fuji
Designation Undesignated (Temple bell: National Important Cultural Property)
Address 2132 Kaminaizen, Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture 656-0017
Phone +81-799-22-0281
  Visitors welcome (The car park fills up on Sat., Sun. & public holidays, so please take a taxi [15 mins. from Sumoto Bus Terminal].)
Holiday Open 365 days a year
Entry Free