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安楽寺八角三重塔(国宝) Anraku-ji Hakkakusanjuu-no-toh Anrakuji Temple Pagoda

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At Anrakuji Temple, there is a three-storied octagonal pagoda among the pine trees lining the road from Mt. Ogami in Ueda Shinshu.

Anrakuji Temple is said to have been established in the early Heian period, but its history before the Kamakura period is vague. This pagoda is the oldest building in the temple complex of Anrakuji. In addition, it is the only existing octagonal pagoda in Japan and also a very rare example of a Zen three-storied pagoda.

The pagoda is 18.75m tall. Its Zen architectural features include the connections between the pillars and the radial baulks that decorate the impressive octagonal roof. Even the Buddhist altar is octagonal. There is a Dainichi-Nyorai statue, which is very rarely seen in a Zen structure. The pagoda looks four-storied but the lowest roof is, in fact, a line of eaves called 'mokoshi'.

In 1947, the pagoda and Nagano Castle were the first buildings in Nagano prefecture to be designated National Treasures.
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権現滝 Gongendaki Gongen Waterfall

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Gongen Waterfall is located near the town of Suzaka in Nagano Prefecture. Due to its vigor and majesty, it has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 best waterfalls. The stream that leads to the waterfall originates in Mount Neko and Azumaya Mountain. Gongen waterfall has a height of 38 meters, and falls from a plate-shaped cliff that was formed by Azumaya Volcano. Gongendaki and Fudou waterfalls are called the Great Yonago Waterfalls. The grand roar of the waterfall in the quiet valley perfectly captures the mood of a hidden scenic spot. Fudou and Gonngen falls are also named Fuufudaki, or ‘Married Couple Waterfall’. The Fudou Waterfall has a low water runoff and falls like mist, which gives it a gentle feminine image; on the other hand, the Gonngen Waterfall falls dynamically and straight, giving it a powerful masculine image. Recently, the two waterfalls have been referred to as the ‘Two Lovers Waterfall’. These two waterfalls can be seen together between Yonagokouzannatochi (Yonago Mine Site) and Azumaya, making it a popular viewpoint.
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