Carved 800 years ago, the Acala Statue is a Must-See! This Historic Temple is Protected by a 600-year-old Sacred Tree and Bodhisattvas
Jizo-In possesses some of the leading cultural and natural assets in Saitama Prefecture.
Its ancient history is said to go back to the Heian Era (794-1185 AD).
In the Edo era (1603-1868), 17 main and branch temples were contained within a compound of over 30,000 square meters.
Besides Ryoen Jizoson, a Bodhisattva dedicated to marriage ties, you can see a statue of Acala (the Buddhist wisdom King known as “Fudo-Myo-o” in Japan) that was carved 800 years ago. There is also a type of laurel tree called “Tabu-no-ki”, dating back about 600 years, with a trunk measuring 6 meters around.
In addition, Jizo-in is famous for being the family temple of Kodani Sanshi, a monk and educator who brought the first woman to the peak of Mount Fuji. A temple festival is held in his honor on the 28th of every month.
Ryoen Jizoson watches over marriage ties.
Jizo-in owns the Acala statue that is a designated cultural asset of Saitama Prefecture *On the 28th of every month, the real Acala statue is on display (usually, it is a replica).
It is the family temple of Kodani Sanshi, who took the first woman to Mount Fuji’s summit.
There is also Tabu-no-ki, a species of laurel dating back 600 years with a trunk of about 6 meters in circumference.
A temple festival is held on the 28th of every month, from 1 pm to 3 pm.
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- Name in Japanese
- 真言宗 智山派 筥﨑山 地蔵院
- Postal Code
- 5-5-39 Sakuracho, Kawaguchi, Saitama
- No holidays
- About 9 minutes on foot from Araijuku Station on the Saitama Railway
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)