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Practicing Shugendo Tour On Mt. Omine

Country: Japan
City: Nara
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Training

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Mt. Omine is one of the highest mountains in Nara Prefecture, at 1,719 meters or 5,640 feet, and perhaps the holiest place in the Shugendo Buddhist faith. Ominesanji Temple, at the summit of the mountain, is one of the headquarters of Shugendo and one of its most important temples. It was founded in the 8th century by En no Gyoja (the creator of Shugendo) and is home to several holy statues and relics that are only displayed once or twice a year. Hundreds (if not thousands) of practitioners of Shugendo make the pilgrimage to Mt. Omine and Ominesanji Temple every year to test and prove their faith. Climbing Mt. Omine is not exclusively for those practicing Shugendo though, the average man is welcome to climb as well.

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