The national treasure of Shiramizu Amidado in Ganjo Temple is an enshrinement hall that is said to have been built with a desire to pray for people by a woman called Tokuhime in 1160.
Rare statues of the Amitabha Triad and Mochikuni Tamonten (both important cultural properties of Japan) are enshrined in the hall. The jodo (pure land) garden you will find here is also unique. Unfortunately, most of the murals depicting Amitabha's Pure Land expressed at that time in the hall have been lost. Nevertheless, richly colored restored patterns decorate inside the hall.
Early spring to springtime is the best time to see the red ume(Japanese plum), white ume and mountain cherry trees. Irises bloom here from around late May to mid-June, while ancient lotuses bloom in fully glory in the summer. The area is decorated beautifully by bush clover flowers, large gingko trees and colored leaves in the fall. This stunning scenery has made it a spot for photo lovers during the best seasons.
Adults: 500 yen
Elementary school students: 300 yen
Pre-school children: Free
20 people or more: 10% discount
100 people or more: 20% discount
Elementary school students: 100 yen
Junior high school students: 150 yen
High school students: 200 yen
*Advance booking required
- Opening Times
- April to October: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Gate closes)
November to March: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Gate closes)
*Last admission 15 minutes before the gate closes
- Fourth Wednesday of every month (second Wednesday and Thursday in December), February 3 (Setsubun Services), Vernal Equinox Day and Autumnal Equinox Day (Equinoctial Week Services), August 12 to 16 (Bon Festival Services), August 24 (Lantern Services), December 25 to 31 (temple offerings and New Year's morning preparations), and other temporary closed days
- ●Approx. 15 minutes from Iwaki Yumoto IC on the Joban Expressway
●5 minutes on foot from the Amidado bus stop after getting off a bus heading to Kabira from Iwaki Station on the JR Joban Line
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