Shiramizu Amidado Temple

Shiramizu Amidado Temple

Shiramizu Amidado Temple (Amitabha Hall) was constructed in 1160 by Princess Tokuhime of the Oushu Fujiwara clan, which built the "golden culture" in Oushu (the present Tohoku Region). It is the only building in Fukushima Prefecture that has been designated as a national treasure. Inside the hall stands a wooden statue of Amida Nyorai as well as a number of other Buddhist statues such as Kannon Bosatsu, Seishi Bosatsu, Jikoku Tenno, and Tamon Tenno. The garden, called Jodo Teien (Jodo, or "the pure land", is the Buddhist paradise) is a realm of natural beauty in every season. The scenery is especially breathtaking in summer when the lotus flowers are in bloom, prompting one famous writer to liken the garden to the mythical paradise.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://kankou-iwaki.com/
Contact

Iwaki Tourism and City Planning Bureau

(+81) 246-44-6545

Best Season All Year
Parking 60 cars
Entrance Fee Adult: 400 yen | Elementary school student: 250 yen | Discount rate available for groups
Related info Opening Hours:
Apr. 1 - Oct. 31: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov. 1 - Mar. 31: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Last admission is 15 min before closing time

Days Closed:
- The fourth Wednesday of the month
- Setsubun (Feb. 3 or 4)
- Daytime during the spring and autumn equinoctial weeks
- Obon summer holidays
- The second Wednesday and Thursday of December
Please note, Shiramizu Amidado Temple may be closed on days when the weather is particularly bad, and days for special religious events.
Access Details
Access 219 Hirohata, Uchigo Shiramizu-machi, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref. 973-8405 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 15 min from Iwaki-Yumoto I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway

By Train: 25 min bus ride from Iwaki Station (JR Ban-etsu East Line / JR Joban Line)

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