Shinshiro-City Mt. Horai-ji and Horai-ji Temple
The Mystical Mountain of Horai-ji Temple
There is something truly mystical about the atmosphere around the holy mountain of Horai-ji. The whole mountain is tranquil, with unspoiled ancient nature, it reeks of spiritualism and history, and of long forgotten ways. Mt. Horai-ji and its temple are considered power spots, -places of great spiritual and natural powers. Located 695m above sea level on the remnants of a 15 million year-old volcano, the area is designated as a National Natural Monument and a special scenic spot.