Local name金峯山寺
LocationYoshino, Nara, Japan

Kinpusen-ji is the head temple of a branch of the Shugendō religion called Kinpusen-Shugendō in Yoshino district, Nara Prefecture, Japan. According to tradition, it was founded by En no Gyōja, who propagated a form of mountain asceticism drawing from Shinto and Buddhist beliefs.

The temple's main building, the "Zaō-Hall" dedicated to Zaō gongen, is the second largest wooden structure in Japan after the Great Buddha Hall at Tōdai-ji in Nara. Kinpusen-ji is a junction in a series of stops on pilgrimage routes.

A Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari Ōkami is attached to the main compound.

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Address (Unnamed Road), Japan

Coordinates 34°22'7.163" N 135°51'30.065" E

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