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
Contact

Ganjoji Temple

81-246-26-7008

Best Season All Year
Opening Hours

Apr. 1 - Oct. 31: 08:30 - 16:00 Nov. 1 - Mar. 31: 08:30 - 15:30 Last admission is 15 min before closing time

The fourth Wednesday of every month, Setsubun (Feb. 3 or 4), Daytime during the spring and autumn equinoctial weeks, Bon (13th -16th of Jul. or Aug.), the second Wednesday and Thursday of December, bad weather days, days for special religious events, etc.

Parking 60 cars
Entrance Fee Adult: ¥400, Elementary school student: ¥250
Discount rate available for groups
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 IC on The Joban Expressway
By train: 25 min bus ride from Iwaki Station on The JR Ban'etsu Line or JR Joban Line

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