Jizodo Temple

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Jizodo Temple (Ashigara-yama Seiko-ji)

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Ashigara-yama Seiko-ji Temple, located in Minami-Ashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, is a Soto sect Buddhist temple which enshrines a wooden statue of Jizo (guardian deity of travelers, children and the weak). Being located on the way to Ashigara Pass, which was a difficult path for travelers, it is said to have been visited by a number of travelers to pray for a safe journey since ancient days. Along with this Jizo-do (hall for Jizo), there used to be a main temple building on this site which is said to have been long gone. Jizo-do is now the last stop for local buses and is used as a starting point for hiking trails to Mt. Kintoki-yama and Mt. Yagura-dake. Surrounding area is dotted with sightseeing spots including Kintaro-no-Asobi-ishi (Kintaro Play Stone) and Yuhi-no-taki (Sunset Waterfalls: drop 23m, width 5m), which is said to be the waterfall where the legendary child Kintaro took his first bath as a new-born baby. Designated as a Important Cultural Property of Kanagawa Prefecture in February 1954.
How to get there: 25 minutes by Hakone Tozan Bus from Daiyuzan Station to "Jizodo"

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4.0a week ago

It is located along Yakurazawa, which has been a public road since ancient times until the Tokaido was constructed in the Edo period.
A statue of Jizo Bodhisattva has been enshrined in the Jizo-do since the Kamakura period (13th century). A small mountain village probably endured various hardships and protected for 800 years.

4.0a year ago

Jizo-do is located near the prefectural road No. 78, between the Sakawa River and Hakone Sorin.
The wonder was prospering. There are many stone towers ...
Most of the people except the locals will be mountain buildings on the way to or from the mountain.
If you look at it, you should visit it and go to the mountain or return home.
I took a walk from here to Ashigara Shrine.
A bus is available for transportation. There is a parking lot, but it is unclear whether it can be stopped when it is crowded.

4.02 years ago

I want to open the door and watch over it

4.02 years ago

The maple leaves are beautiful during the autumn colors.

4.02 years ago

Jizo-do, which has many old Jizo. Important cultural property designated by Kanagawa prefecture.

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