Ansho-ji Temple was founded in 1422.
The temple's original wooden building was burnt down by a large fire in 1880 and the present black-and-white unique Kura-zukuri style temple building was constructed after that to prevent any further fire disaster.
The architectural style is generally used for constructing warehouses which can be seen at many places in Kitakata, and it is pretty rare to use it for constructing temple buildings.
- Open 24 hours
- No closing days
Access / Public Transport
- 12 minutes walk from JR Kitakata Station