Houkiin Temple (法起院)
This temple located in Hase, Sakurai City is where Tokudo Shonin is believed to have spent his final years. Tokudo is thought to have created of the Juichimen (11-faced) Kannon Bosatsu enshrined at Hasedera Temple, and to have established the 33 sacred places on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. The temple features a statue of Tokudo Shonin, a 13-tier stone pagoda that serves as Shonin's mausoleum, and Shonin's stepping stone, which is said to grant wishes to people who touch it.
Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Hase 776 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)
Review of Hokiin TempleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship]Free
- Parking Lot
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
With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.