The World Heritage site Mt. Yoshino was developed as a sacred place of shugendo, which is a religion of ascetic mountain priests who train in mountains and in which Shinto and Buddhist deities co-mingle. Kinpusen-ji Temple is a symbol of Yoshino. Its majestic main hall, Zao-do, is the second largest wooden building after the Hall of the Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple. Anybody can participate in devotional exercises each morning and evening.