Ganjo-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Ganjo-ji Temple


Ganjo-ji Temple, established in 1227, is famous for its 2.41-meter tall Great Buddha, called "Aizu Daibutsu".

Looking closer, you will notice that some small Buddha statues put on the halo of the Great Buddha are lost, and the reason of which is said that samurai warriors cut the statures and bring it to a war as their lucky-charm.
The temple also has a pond where you can see the variety of flowers in all seasons.

Opening Hours

  • Aizu Daibutsu Buddha: 7:00 - 30 minutes before sunset
  • Office: 7:00 - 17:00
  • Office: 7:00 - 16:00 (in winter)


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from JR Kitakata Station by the bus bound for Kanou. Get off at Kami-Sammiya Bus stop.

Address / Location

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Pir G Mujtaba Jan @guljanxv - 2018-12-13
@KalaniBashir Its famous fable that great Shah A lateef bhattai did spiritual journeys with these yogis from Ganjo…