Hattachi-Yakushi Temple

Hattachi-Yakushi Temple

In the year 806, the holy priest Tokuichi constructed Hattachi-Yakushi Temple as a place of worship for the Buddhist deity who has the ability to ensure the safe voyage of seafarers. The temple grounds are extremely beautiful in spring when the hydrangeas bloom, earning the temple the local nickname ‘Hydrangea Temple’.

In front of Hattachi-Yakushi Temple is Bentenjima Island, and the Hattachi Coastline, which connects the mainland with the island. The Hattachi Coast is covered in unique gravel, which has traditionally been thought to have healing properties. According to old legend, those who pick up a small stone from the Hattachi Temple and take it home with them will notice that their eyesight dramatically improves!

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://kankou-iwaki.or.jp/spot/10237 (Japanese)
Contact

Iwaki Tourism and City Planning Bureau

(+81) 246-44-6545

Best Season All Year
Parking Space for 30 cars
Entrance Fee Free
Access Details
Access 89 Yokouchi, Tanoami, Hisanohamamachi Iwaki City View directions
Getting there

By Car: 10 min from Iwaki Yotsukura I.C. off the Joban Expressway

By Train: 5 min by taxi from Hisanohama Station (JR Joban Line)

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