Kouyaji Temple (普明山 高野寺)
"This temple is located a 15-minute drive from Takeo Onsen Station on the JR Sasebo Line. It was opened by Kobo Daishi in the quiet atmosphere deep inside the mountains. Visited by many praying for childbirth, easy childbirth and senility prevention as Vaisravana's sacred place, it was known as a training hall for purgation in literature from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) which says ""Any criminals can be forgiven for their sins if they run into the precincts of Kouyaji Temple."", it is counted as one of the Kyushu 88 temples and 108 sacred sites. In addition, 1,000 rhododendrons of 20 rare species bloom in the flatlands of the area, and the best time to see them is from April to May."
Saga Pref. Takeoshi Kitagatachou Shiku 3245 (Takeo / UreshinoArea)
- Saga Pref. Takeoshi Kitagatachou Shiku 3245 [map]
- Takeo / UreshinoArea
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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
Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.