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Chichibu Fudasho #23 Ongaku-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Kannon-do building TypeNanzen-Ji School of the Rinzai-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 3773, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThis temple is located at the hillside of a mountain, so that we can enjoy different beautiful sceneries for all four seasons. Sakura (cherry) and Tsutsuji (Japanese azalea) blossoms in spring, tender green in early summer, the moon in …

Hondo main building - Ongaku-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #22 Doji-Do – Chichibu, Saitama

Nioh-mon (deva gate) Nioh guardian (right) Nioh guardian (left) TypeBuzan School of Shingon-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 3595, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionNumber 22 of the Chichibu 34 Pilgrimage Temples. The proper name of this site is the Eifuku-Ji Temple, but, it is usually called “Doji-do”. Doji means just child in Japanese. There are two …

Kannon-Do of Eifuku-Ji Temple

Chichibu Fudasho #21 Kannon-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

TypeBuzan School of Shingon-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 2352, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionNumber 21 of the Chichibu 34 Pilgrimage Temples. The main building was burned to the ground in 1923. Later, the current building was rebuilt. There are several towers and cenotaphs on a premise.

Chichibu Fudasho #21 Kannon-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #20 Iwanoue-do – Chichibu, Saitama

Kannon-do building TypeNanzen-Ji School of Rinzai-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 2169, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionNo.20 of the Chichibu 34 Pilgrimage Temples. The Iwanoue-do is located on the cliff top of the Arakawa River. It has been reported that the principal image (Sei-Kanzeon-Bosatsu or Saint Kanzeon Bodhisattva) was made in the Heian period (794-1192). It …

Autumn Leaves Iwanoue-do

Chichibu Fudasho #19 Ryuseki-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Kannon-do building TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AddressOhata-cho 15-31, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionAs the Kannon-do building was dilapidated, it was renovated and rebuilt in 1972. It is said that the principal image (Senju-Kanzenon Bosatsu or Multiarmed Avalokiteshwara) in the Kannon-do building was made in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). Sekibutsu Buddha & 6 Jizou Stone …

Kannon-do Ryuseki-Ji Temple

Chichibu Fudasho #11 Joraku-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Torii gate TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AddressKumaki-cho 43-28, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThis temple belonged to the Tendai-shu Sect of Buddhism until the year of the Meiji Restoration (1868). It had grand Kannon-do building, Nioh-mon deva gate and others on its property in the Edo period, however, those were burned to the ground by …

Kannon-do Building - Jouraku-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #4 Kinsho-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Deva gate (Nioh-mon) TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AccessFrom Seibu-Chichibu Station of the Seibu Railway, get on a bus of the Seibu Kanko bound for Sadamine, Minano Station, get off at the Kinsho-Ji depot. AddressYamada 1803-2, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThe Kinsho-Ji has the biggest deva gate (Nioh-mon) in the 34 Chichibu Fudasho pilgrimage temples. …

Chichibu Fudasho #4 Kinsho-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #3 Josen-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Hondo Main building TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AddressYamada 1392, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThe buildings in this site were moved from the Chichibu Shrine in 1870. The wood engravings are very exquisite, and, it is said that those are engraved by sculptor Iida Izumi before the Meiji Restoration occurred in 1868. And the principal …

Chichibu Fudasho #3 Josenji

Chichibu Fudasho #2 Shinpuku-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

TypeSoto-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressYamada 3095, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThere used to be Honden main building and several other buildings, however, those were lost in a fire. Some wood engravings were moved to the present building. Wood engraving of dragon Pedigree Board

Honden Shinpuku-Ji Temple

Chichibu Fudasho #1 Shimabu-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Temple gate TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AddressTochiya 418, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThe Chichibu 34 Kannon Sanctuary (Chichibu Fudasho) is a group of Buddhist temples linked on a pilgrigame route. Every 12 years, in the year of the Horse, all the Gods (principal images of Buddha) of these 34 temples are unveiled. It is …

Honden Main Building - Shimabu-Ji
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