A temple of Shingon Buddhism founded in 717.
The grounds are likely the result of an underwater volcanic eruption, and there are several important cultural properties in addition to strange rock formations that have been eroded by wind and waves for many years, providing a wonderful view.
Visitors can enjoy surrounding scenery each season, but the temple is especially famous as a autumnal spot, and when fall arrives the jagged rock walls are colored with red and yellow foliage to create stunning scenery.
View scenic routes that include this spotQUALITY BORN OF TRADITION
- Yu 122, Nata-machi, Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
- 30 minutes by taxi from JR Kaga Onsen Station
- 10 minutes by taxi from JR Awazu Station
- March 1 to November 30: 8:30–16:45
December 1 to February 28: 8:45–16:30
- Open throughout the year
- All year
- Since the grounds are spread out and there are many stairs, it is recommended that visitors wear comfortable walking shoes.
It is said that by passing through these caves, one's spirits can be cleansed of the sins of this world and be born again from their mothers’ wombs. Come refresh the body and mind amidst the magnificent natural surrounding the temple!
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