What is Fukusenji Temple in Tono? What is the charm of Fukusenji Temple?
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There’re a lot of wonderful places in Iwate, so I want many people to come to Iwate.
By the way, There are many interesting places in Tono, Iwate where the world of The Legends of Tono spreads.
Today, I will introduce Fukusenji Temple!
You can see the largest Japan’s statue of Kannon as a wood carving.
What is Fukusenji Temple?
Fukusenji Temple is a buddhist temple of the Shingon sect that was built in 1912. It is located approximately in the center of Iwate, Many people visit there to make wishes.
There are two sacred places in the precincts of this temple, and it takes 2 hours to go all around.
There is the largest Japan’s statue of Kannon as a wood carving. In addition, Fukusenji Temple is also famous for cherry blossoms and azaleas in spring and autumn leaves in autumn.
Information of Fukusenji Temple
|Address||Matsuzakicho Komagi 7-57, Tono, Iwate|
|Closed day||No holiday
※Open only on Sundays from January to March
|Admission fee||300yen for adult
250yen for middle and high-school student
200yen for elementary school student
※If you drive to the parking lot in the precinct, it costs 500 yen per person
|Access||【By car】Hanamaki Airport~ Fukusenji Temple about 50min
【By bus】Tono station~ Fukusenji Temple about 15min
What is the charm of Fukusenji temple?
I will introduce the charm of Fukusenji temple. I also recommend worshiping while looking at the beautiful view and buildings.
Dai Kannon-do Hall
The largest Japan’s statue of Kannon as a wood carving is enshrined in Dai Kannon-do Hall. A 1200 year old tree is used for this Kannon, The size is 17m!
The priest had fasted 100 times a week and made it over 20 years. The powerful appearance of this Kannon is a masterpiece.
Five-story pagoda of Fukusenji temple is filled with wishes of world peace and a state of protection. It was built in 1990 after spending 8 years.
Tahoto pagoda that contains a wish to return the Northern Territories was built in 1982 after spending 4 years. Shitenno and Godai Son Myoo are enshrined inside this pagoda.
Fukusenji Temple is also famous for cherry blossoms and azaleas in spring and autumn leaves in autumn. It is also recommended to take a walk while worshiping.
After all there was Tono’s specialty Kappa in the pond. The pond is surrounded by nature, so it is a very calm place.
You can see the cityscape of Tono from the precincts of Fukusenji temple.It’s so beautiful!
Please visit Fukusenji temple!