Abuto Kannon (Abuto Goddess of Mercy)阿伏兎観音
At this Rinzai-sect Myoshin school Buddhist Temple in Fukuyama City, the principal image of worship is the Eleven-faced Kannon. Said to have been built by Emperor Kazan in 992, the temple has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. The crimson lacquered Kannon Hall standing above the Seto Inland Sea and the rough rock face gives both a sense of thrill and picturesque beauty. It is said that praying at the temple will give mothers easy childbirth or bless couples with children.
Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Numakumachou Notohara 1427-1 (Fukuyama / OnomichiArea)
- Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Numakumachou Notohara 1427-1 [ map ]
- open everyday
- [Junior high school students and older]100yen
[Elementary School Students]50yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.