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Yakuo-ji Temple (Ushiro-muki Jizo)

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

InformationInformation

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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

MBH @mbhbox - 2019-05-22
@dr_hamad79 Yoyogi is fun! Ueno is also one of the great parks in Tokyo.
旧客狂@英国面/福留繁P @Ueno_Michinoku - 2019-05-22
RT @worldwiderails: A Class 87 87023 “Velocity” hauls a train down the WCML through Coventry.

Steve Jones

#UK #British #Rail https://t.co
Michelle @mishysakura - 2019-05-22
Dear Ueno: What are some of your favorite Sketch tips and tricks? by Steph Jeong https://t.co/WOZU82Efxp
Rhi Myfanwy Kirkland | RMK @therhiannok - 2019-05-22
Beans #ubc #sala #landscape #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #placemaking #landarch #studyabroad #gradschool… https://t.co/Q9sRPU3pdP
Rhi Myfanwy Kirkland | RMK @therhiannok - 2019-05-22
Stationery #ubc #sala #landscape #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #placemaking #landarch #studyabroad… https://t.co/SDTt3rxA6n
Jamie Feltham @Hero_Kvatch - 2019-05-22
@_samsmith90 Both - we were in ueno park looking at the otters through the gate.
旧客狂@英国面/福留繁P @Ueno_Michinoku - 2019-05-22
RT @RailwayCentral: A spot of morning #Motorail 🚂🚃🚃🚗.... oh, and another #British classic #Class52 Western awaiting it's turn.... @RailwayC…
上野 @Ueno_eki54 - 2019-05-22
RT @Ueno_eki54: Eddy https://t.co/9eaodw1UTY
Sam Smith @_samsmith90 - 2019-05-22
Went to Ueno Zoo. Saw lots of cool animals. https://t.co/pg0fpnrkCS
ANA @ANA66157069 - 2019-05-22
RT @IC_Tokyobay: 'Hotel meal & cruise plan' with water bus boarding ticket recommended for Asakusa, Ueno sightseeing
This plan includes our…
べるべる @belnakondoh - 2019-05-22
RT @IC_Tokyobay: 'Hotel meal & cruise plan' with water bus boarding ticket recommended for Asakusa, Ueno sightseeing
This plan includes our…
ホテル インターコンチネンタル 東京ベイ 公式 @IC_Tokyobay - 2019-05-22
'Hotel meal & cruise plan' with water bus boarding ticket recommended for Asakusa, Ueno sightseeing
This plan inclu… https://t.co/FfjkTKtMep
Juleviematias@gmail.com @juleviematias - 2019-05-22
RT @mwtrendsetter: Catch MayWard on this year's Isla Fest happening at Ueno Park, Tokyo on June 16, 2019!

@KapamilyaTFC

To get your VIP…
Hugo&Sage @U5andZG - 2019-05-22
Today in Ueno zoo, a crow 🐤 stole a fried chicken 🍗 from our chicken box. Right in front of our frozen selves! 😳😳😳… https://t.co/7AjyooWPOn
Peter Shillito 🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 @theshillito - 2019-05-22
@MiroLaaksonen I know it's not Tokyo station itself, but you could get a Keisei train to Narita from Keisei Ueno. C… https://t.co/Pr6wXaphOr
Airah Smith ♔🐻 (MWDS) @airah_shin - 2019-05-22
RT @YONASMITH3: Japan base flyers are you ready for #MayWard ?

[OUT OF THE COUNTRY SHOW]

ISLAFEST
The First-Ever Japanese Fusion Festiva…
Chris Russell @A1Ninja - 2019-05-22
@berniespofforth Good luck Bernie, a mistake of mine in Ueno, Japan cost me dearly in 2009. Let’s just say I always… https://t.co/vAD7vOMhut

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