Kokoku-ji mixes history with legend. It was built in 1227 in memory of Minamoto no Sanetomo, an unfortunate shogun assassinated by his nephew. In the years following its construction, legend has it that the temple was badly damaged by fire but reconstructed in a single night by a local mountain spirit, or 'tengu'. The temple now pays homage to both the deceased shogun and the mythical tengu.
801 Monzen, Yura Town
- 興国寺 Kokoku-ji Temple
- Address 日高郡由良町門前801 801 Monzen, Yura Town
Last updated: 2018-11-26