The grave of Kiso Yoshinaka

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The grave of Kiso Yoshinaka (木曾義仲) is located in Kozenji Temple, Kiso. Kiso Yoshinaka is one of the famous Shogun in the history of Japan. He defeated Taira clan from Kyoto during the Genpei war, but defeated by his own clan, Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Yoshinaka is a cousin of Yoritomo and Yoshitsune. After the lost, he died at Omi. He was 31 years old.

Visitors Info.
There is no parking. His grave is located in the cemetery, so be quiet and keep the good manner to the others.

0. at Shiojiri Station.
1. use JR Chuo Line to Kiso Fukushima (46 min.)
2. walk north east (30 min.)

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Minamoto no Yoshinaka, also known as Kiso Yoshinaka is one of famous Shogun and war hero during Genpei War. Under the order of Mochihito King, Yoshinaka raised his army to defeat Heike. He defeated many armies of Heike and entered Kyoto.

He became Shogun. However, because he never stayed and experienced Kyoto, he failed to rule Kyoto.

Later, he was defeated by Yoshitsune and died.