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[Hattasan Soei-ji Temple]

After praying to the Yakuyoke Kannon, do not forget to get Yakuyoke Dango (rice dumplings for warding off bad luck)

Hattasan Soei-ji Temple is an ancient temple founded by the Buddhist priest Gyogi about 1,300 years ago. Its principal object of worship, the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu, is worshiped as a Yakuyoke Kannon (a Buddhist deity for protection against bad luck) and visited by many people from far and wide. These worshipers always stop by the teahouse on the temple precincts. Their goal is "Yakuyoke Dango", sweet dumplings that were once presented to the Shogun's family, and that have been prepared in the same manner ever since. The bite-sized, skewered rice dumplings are covered generously with sweet red bean paste. They are a classic souvenir.
Posted photos Main The majestic Deva Gate was built in 1640
Two photos Upper The Hattasan main temple hall, where a statue of Yakuyoke Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu is enshrined as the principal object of worship, lower "Yakuyoke Dango", the specialty loved by the worshipers for over 150 years
 
Address Toyosawa 2777, Fukuroi City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-538-43-3601 (Japanese only)
Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dango Chaya teahouse hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Open every day
Price Eat-in Yakuyoke Dango, 1 plate (2 blocks of pull-apart pieces) 200 yen
Souvenir Yakuyoke Dango (6 blocks of pull-apart pieces) 600 yen
Souvenir Yakuyoke Dango (12 blocks of pull-apart pieces) 1,200 yen
Access Approx. 15 minutes by taxi from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
URL http://www.hattasan.or.jp/

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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