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Yakuo-ji Temple (Ushiro-muki Jizo)

Travel Guide - Yakuo-ji Temple (Ushiro-muki Jizo)


A Jizo (guardian deity of children) statue in Yakuo-ji Temple used to face the Oshu-kaido Road, a main road which leads to Oshu Shirakawa (today's Shirakawa City in Fukushima), but a change in the path of the road meant that the Jizo on the roadside ended up with its back turned to the road.
According to legend, when the Jizo was rotated to face the right way, it turned right back to its original position overnight, thus giving its name "Ushiro-muki Jizo", or Jizo facing the wrong way.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Minowa Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H19)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 5-18-5, Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0003


grace*no war / nukes @mitsuko_to - 2020-04-08
RT @motokorich: There have been worrying outbreaks in hospitals: At Keio Univ Hospital in Tokyo, 18 residents were infected after attending…
金王坂兵衛 @KNZ48 - 2020-04-08
RT @motokorich: There have been worrying outbreaks in hospitals: At Keio Univ Hospital in Tokyo, 18 residents were infected after attending…
𝕟𝕠𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕤🐝 @YungBoiNoctis - 2020-04-08
@ItsKunoo i see your Ueno and raise you a Kawai https://t.co/ajKjiGJQoo
Motoko Rich @motokorich - 2020-04-08
There have been worrying outbreaks in hospitals: At Keio Univ Hospital in Tokyo, 18 residents were infected after a… https://t.co/VOkmGqXAjW
BlackCat a.k.a KAZ @BL123_CAT06_999 - 2020-04-08
Black File 200th O.A. Live B
Feat. Simon, Cypress Ueno, KGE, Rudebwoy Face, B.D. & D.O #sm17633044 #ニコニコ動画 https://t.co/72VoyrQWTC
Jeremy @JerBer1218 - 2020-04-08
So to start this #TokyoTuesday series off is my absolute favorite photo I took in Japan. This is in Ueno Park. I ju… https://t.co/zVMTQ2jUOo
Elang Herdian Putra @HerdianElang - 2020-04-08
@azzulifoster wooohooo,Ueno combo is awesome. Coolest
✨Pokemon Go Shiny HQ✨ @ShinyHq - 2020-04-08
eli ♡ @panweebthot - 2020-04-08
Speaking about A Silent Voice,, Kazuki was just as worse as Ueno and Miki https://t.co/bmq1K5Ol2g
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
RT @WresinPrinter: So you know how I was gushing over the #ChocoPro camerawork earlier? If the camera can't see it, then Emi Sakura can't s…
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
Goals https://t.co/eBS1zdORrg
Jinny Jessica McGill @jinnyjmcgill - 2020-04-08
Equestrian statue of Komatsu Akihito in Ueno Park ~ I can't find the reference now, but for some reason I thought t… https://t.co/uUacq9kk3O
madalena (em quarentena) @madalenamcb - 2020-04-08
Here’s a song for you… Best Friend (feat. NERVO, The Knocks & ALISA UENO) by Sofi Tukker
sorry for party rockin’ @scarfboyfriends - 2020-04-08
'WHERE'S MY SON?' at 35.7218, 139.7746 is pointing to Kaneiji Temple, a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Not sure exactly… https://t.co/pjoacoOH45
h. is watching knb! @uwuyama - 2020-04-08
idk why the tl keeps talking about how ueno is a v word but can y’all shut up i’m tired
Simon Super Arena @WresinPrinter - 2020-04-08
@ueno_station54 And wrestlers like Antonio and Lulu are taking full advantage of being close to the camera at all times.
Simon Super Arena @WresinPrinter - 2020-04-08
@ueno_station54 I'm sure they'd much rather be restricted by a packed venue but honestly, in terms of presentation,… https://t.co/N4jSsi006K
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
@WresinPrinter Was thinking this throughout that show. Added so much to the experience.
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
I say this and then I see Maya actually hit a real nice looking one. Still don't really buy it as a finish though.
ً @jisvnt - 2020-04-08
can’t believe some people like ueno..seek help
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
@AMetalPirate Nah just as a spectator.
JapanTravel.net @JapanTravelNet - 2020-04-08
Walking from Tokyo Ameyoko Tourism Ueno Station to Okachimachi


#tokyo #ueno #jpntravel
Mika injury:Day 295, SHE RETURNS BY JUNE @AMetalPirate - 2020-04-08
@ueno_station54 Like worst to take or...
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
yeah let's do a powerbomb but from like a foot off the ground. Cool.
allison @allisonyan_ - 2020-04-08
RT @uenodotco: Good advice from @carolynz.
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
Think the tiger bomb might be the worst finisher of all time.
ueno. 🌭 @uenodotco - 2020-04-08
Good advice from @carolynz.
Sekai no Pizzabitch🍕 @ueno_station54 - 2020-04-08
Only 7 more Ice Ribbon shows and I will have finally finished 2019.
Jonny Mars @JonnyMars - 2020-04-08
@VidjaGamez @SarahWJelly Slghtly misleading, Gov actively told people to not have hanami parties & at peak blossom… https://t.co/jpv7WWb1Yg
Alex (Ikuto Hidaka fan) 🍕 @alexJointArmy - 2020-04-08
@ueno_station54 Lol need to see that Udon Pro offer match


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