Daizoji Sakura

Overview

It is said that Heian period shogun Sakanoue no Tamuramaro founded this temple at the foot of Bentenyama with a kannon statue by famed Buddhist priest Gyoki. The 1000-armed wooden ‘Senju Kannon’ is about 4m tall and made from a single Japanese nutmeg tree (torreya nucifera). The 9th century Jokan-style statue from the early Heian period is a nationally designated important cultural property. The temple is also a popular destination in spring for the 300-year-old ‘shidare-zakura’ and ‘chigo-zakura’ cherry blossoms.

Shinobu Hosomichi Walking Course (90 min)
Daizoji Temple is situated at the mid-point of the Shinobu Hosomichi Walking Course between Bentenyama and Hanamiyama. This popular hiking course is good for spotting local flowers and birds, and it’s a great way to get in touch with nature and see the natural beauty of Fukushima City.

Opening Hours

Open: 9:00 am – 4:00pm (All Year Round)
Note: Access to 1000-armed wooden Senju Kannon is by appointment only.

Cost

Admission: 500 yen
(2 or more 300 yen each)

Access from Fukushima Station

Car: 13 min
Bus: 300 yen
15 min (+23 min walk)
Route(s): Nankodai Junkan Kuroiwa-sakimawari (南向台循環黒岩先回り)
From: East Exit Bus Stop No. 6
To: Nankodai Iriguchi (南向台入口)
Timetable: Bus Timetable (PDF)
Bus: 380 yen
21 min (+23 min walk)
Route(s): Nankodai Junkan Watari-sakimawari (南向台循環渡利先回り)
From: East Exit Bus Stop No. 6
To: Nankodai Iriguchi (南向台入口)
Timetable: Bus Timetable (PDF)

Map

Nearby Tourist Spots

Bentenyama (1.8 km)
Kuroiwa Kokuzoson (2.8 km)
Hanamiyama (3.2 km)

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