Sazaedo Temple

Sazaedo Temple

Sazaedo is a Buddhist temple built in 1796. Its architecture is similar in shape similar to the shell of a horned turban (‘sazae’ in Japanese) hence its name ‘Sazaedo’. The inside of the temple consists of a double-helix slope, meaning that visitors who come to pray won’t meet anybody coming from the opposite direction. This one-way system makes Sazaedo extremely unique.

In 1995, it was appointed as a National Important Cultural Property, and in 2018 it was showcased in Michelin Green Guide (1 star, interesting place to visit).

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://aizuwakamatsu.mylocal.jp/es/trip/spot-list/-/spotdetail/spotinfo/1000000002/3999496
Best Season All Year
Opening Hours

Apr. - Dec.: 8:15 AM - Sunset / Jan. - Mar.: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Entrance Fee Adults: 400 yen / High School Students: 300 yen / Junior High & Elementary School Students: 200 yen
Access Details
Access 1404 Bentenshita, Ikki-machi Yahata, Aizu Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref. 965-0003 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 15 min drive from the Aizuwakamatsu I.C. exit (Ban-etsu Expressway)

By Bus: 5 min on foot from the Haikara-san / Akabe Loop Bus "Iimoriyama-shita" Bus Stop 

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