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February 17 – Temple 2 – Gokurakuji

Gokurakuji is also in Naruto, a little over a kilometer from Temple 1. This temple become very popular with pregnant women and has come to be known as the temple that grants easy childbirth. There is a thousand year old cedar tree on the temple grounds that women touch while praying for easy child birth. It is also said that if you pray will touching the cedar tree, it will grant long life. Like Temple 1, this temple is said to be founded in the 8th century and was burned down in the 16th century.

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