Nakayama-dera Temple

This Buddhist temple is in Nakayamadera Temple, Takarazuka City. Built by Shotoku Taishi, it's regarded as Japan's first sanctuary dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon, a goddess of mercy. It's the 24th temple of 33 on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. The principal object of worship is an image of an 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva that is thought to aid women in particular. As worshiping there fulfilled Toyotomi Hideyoshi's prayers for a child, the temple attracts people seeking fertility and safe childbirth.

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Hyougo Pref. Takaradukashi Nakayamadera 2-11-1
Grounds All day possible [each window] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • My first visit
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.25
    It is strange I live here in Takarazuka city long line but I never came here to see Nakayamadera. I am happy to have this experience too. Beautiful place I am sure to return here I think during New...
  • Close by my house
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.03.16
    I have been this temple since when I was born. Its seems so changed a lots to good way. I love the view from this temple...
  • Beautiful area for hiking and flower viewing
    4.0 Reviewed : 2016.04.23
    Famous locally for its gardens in which plum blossoms can be admired in late winter / early spring. There is also a nice tahoutou pagoda. The surrounding mountain is great for a hike.

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