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Kokawa-dera Gate - the temple was created by Ueda Soko, a Sengoku warrior and master of tea ceremony. The garden at Kokawa-dera is designated as a national site of scenic beauty of Japan. Kokawa-dera was founded by a hunter in the 8th century, Wakayama's Kokawa-dera Temple is still maintained by the hunter's descendants. The temple is known nationwide as an important place for the Buddhist belief in Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. It is the third temple in the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage.
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Kokawa-dera Gate - the temple was created by Ueda Soko, a Sengoku warrior and master of tea ceremony.  The garden at Kokawa-dera is designated as a national site of scenic beauty of Japan.  Kokawa-dera was founded by a hunter in the 8th century, Wakayama's Kokawa-dera Temple is still maintained by the hunter's descendants. The temple is known nationwide as an important place for the Buddhist belief in Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. It is the third temple in the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage.