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Nageiredo (投入堂) is a inner sanctuary of Mitokusan Sanbutsuji temple. It is the most popular spot in Tottori pref. The building of Nageiredo is constructed under the cave of hard cliff. It was constructed in about 1,000 years ago. Because its unique structure and historic value, Nageiredo is registered as the national treasure of Japan. The temple's record said, Sanbutsuji was established in 706. Because of its rich history, there are many historical assets. Nageiredo is located on the Mt. Mikoku, and it pass leading to Nageiredo is Shugendo. Therefore, it requires hard climbing cliffs and dangerous mountain road. This Shugendo let Shugenja experience the reincarnation.

Visitor's Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Admission: 600 yen for adult, 300 yen for kids. There is a group discount.
Open: 8:00 to 15:00
You can buy Waraji for climbing shoes.
Caution: Because the pass to Nageiredo requires hard climbing. You must wear trekking shoes, and light clothing. It will be closed in rain and snow.
Cannot enter alone. If you are alone traveler, you must wait until other visitors, and must climb with them.
No fire, no food, no garbage, no pet. Be quiet.
This is Shugendo, so clothing must be simple and skirt, ski pole are not allowed.

0. at Kurayoshi Station.
1. use Local Bus to Mitokusanteramae (40 min.)


周围的地图 Nageiredo


Mitokusan Sanbutsuji temple is Tendai Buddhism Temple located in Mt. Mikoku (900m). The record of the temple said, it was established in 706. It was established as practice mountain of Shugendo.
In 849, Prist Ennin constructed Garan building and enshrined the statues of Amida, Syaka and Dainichi. Therefore, the temple was named Sanbutsuji Temple, means temple of three buddha.
There are many historical buildings including Nageiredo in this temple. Therefore, the entire sites of Sanbutsuji is designated as national historical site and scenic beauty.

Nageiredo (National Treasure of Japan)
Nageiredo is the inner sanctuary. Legend said, it was constructed by the psychokinesis of a priest. In fact, it is great mystery that how it is constructed in such a cave under the cliff. The researchers estimate that it was constructed between 1086 and 1184. This building consists the all aspects of Heian Style building. In this period, Japanese art and culture developed uniquely, and released from the influence of Chinese culture because the trading between China and Japan had been stopped over 100 years. It's a harmony and unity of Japanese Shinto, the respects of Nature, and Buddhism.
Nageiredo literary means temple place by throwing. The real name is Zao-Gongendo. Zaogonen is the united of Buddha and Japanese Kami.
Top photographer of Japanese temple and shrine, Mr. Domon said "I've seen all temples and shrines in japan. If someone asks me what is the best architecture, I have no doubt to pick up Nageiredo is the best architecture in Japan."
This Shugendo let Shugenja experience the reincarnation.

-the Main Hall-
Enshrines Syaka, Amida and Dainichi.
The river represents the entrance of the heave.

Built in 16th century. The national important cultural asset.

Built in Muromachi Period. The national important cultural asset.
Those two temples shows the sight of heaven.

Built in Kamakura period.
The bell is 2 tons weight. No one knows how it was curried up to this high mountain.
Ringing the bell remove the past evil and sin.

Built in Kamakura period.
It stores the sacred scrolls from Shugenja.

Built in early Edo period.
The pass goes inside the cave.
That represent woman's body and rebirth.

Built in late Edo period.

The national treasure of Japan.

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