This gem of a temple is home to one of the more unusual Buddhist saints – the Shibarare (pronounced she-bah-rah-ray) Jizo. Legend has it that this saint has a gift for getting people out of tight spots, and the reason people tie a rope around it when asking for its help is a great story. (If you’re curious, you can read about it here, or watch a rakugo performance of the story in English!)
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Hours: 9:00 – 16:00
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