Jomyo-in Temple, constructed in 1666, enshrines so many Jizo (stone statue of guardian deities of children). They are referred to as "84,000 Jizo". The number "84,000" means countless in Buddhism and actually there are about 25,000 Jizo statues in the temple, which have been dedicated by believers to convey their wishes and hopes.
The "Hechima Kuyo" held here in every autumn is an invocation to the Hechima (or sponge cucumber) Jizo for the recovery of people with respiratory problems.
- 9:00 - 17:00
- No closing days
Price / Entrance Fee
- Admission Free
Access / Public Transport
- 7 minutes walk from JR Uguisudani Station
Address / Location
- 2-6-4, Uenosakuragi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0002
- Peter Sidell @RockCityBlue - 2016-04-20