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Nofukuji Temple is said to be where Tendai Buddhism and the belief in Shaka first arrived in Japan from China. Although the history is interesting, most visitors come to see the giant Buddha statue. The temple is actually nicknamed Hyogo Daibutsu (Hyogo's Big Buddha), because of the statue. The Buddha that you see today was built in 1991, so it is not old at all, but the original Buddha statue was old. Much of the temple was damaged during the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 and was repaired in 1997.
Entrance to the temple grounds and to see the Buddha is free.
Address: 1-39 Kita-Sakasegawa-cho
Directions: A ten minute walk from JR Hyogo Station.
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