Kinkoji Temple and Mt. Mitake
A temple on the hillside, a remnant of training grounds of mountain monks
During the Heian period, Mt. Mitake was opened as a training ground dedicated to the mountain deity Zao Gongen of Hieizan Matsuji Temple.
It seems that many Yamabushi were practicing. However, during the Warring States period, the conflict between Nobunaga Oda and opposition in Mt. Hei, the area was severely affected by Akechi Mitsuhide and others.
In the vicinity of Mt. Mitake, stone Buddhas along the road also have a mysterious appearance related to Shugendo, and Buddha statues dating from the Heian period are left in small temples in the villages as a reminder of prosperity.
address: 687 Kita, Fukuchiyama City
access: From National Route 9 take National Route 426 towards Izushi, then turn right after about 10 minutes