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[Jimokuji Temple]

An ancient temple loved as one of the Four Kannon Temples of Owari in the Edo period

It is said that this temple began as a thatched hut built near a small bay by a fisherman named Ryuma Jimoku, when he went fishing and caught a golden statue of the divine Kannon in his fishing net. It is sad that the Buddhist temple existed here by the early Nara period, and it was worshiped as one of the Four Kannon Temples of Owari starting around the time of the construction of Nagoya Castle at the behest of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Many of the temple's structures are nationally designated Important Cultural Properties. Highlights include the nandaimon (southern main gate), the higashimon (east gate), and the sanju-no-to (three-storied pagoda), which is one of the tallest pagodas in Japan. The "Handmade Morning Market" is held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 12th of every month. The bread, pizza, and handmade goods sold at the market always draw a crowd.
Posted photos Jimokuji Temple, affectionately referred to simply as "Kannon-sama" by the people
(Pictured: The nandaimon gate, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property)
 
Address Higashimonzen 24, Jimokuji, Ama City, Aichi
Phone +81-52-442-3076 (Japanese only)
Hours 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (main hall)
Holidays Open every day
Admission fee Temple grounds are free to enter.
Access Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, and walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line for approx. 14 minutes, alight at "Jimokuji Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL http://jimokuji.or.jp/

updated on Mar 25, 2019

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