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Jigen-ji Temple

Jigen-ji Temple
This temple fascinates its visitors with its oldest bronze bell with the inscription of the year 1309 on it, the tomb of Nezumikozo, a famous thief, and the wonder of maple Leaves changing colors in the fall.

Bronze Bell in Jigen-ji
Important Assert appointed by Hyogo Prefecture

This old bronze bell was made in 1309. It had been placed in a temple of Kakogawa at first. However a warrior of Hideyoshi side took it to this site and used it as a bell for commanding and encouraging this army.
Jigen-ji Temple
Bronze Bell
Jigen-ji Temple
Mountain Fort of Jigen-ji Temple
On the top of the mountain behind Jigan-ji, there is a ruin of the fort which was built by a warrior of allied army with Hideyoshi. It became a kind of headquarter when they attacked the Miki Castle in 16thcentury. You can enjoy a grand view spreading from Miki city to the Awaji Island.
Jigen-ji Temple