Iwaya Cave (岩屋山石窟)
Iwaya Cave in Shukunegi, Sado City is a sea cave. Buddha statues called magaibutsu are carved into the rock face in the cave, and some of the works are believed to have been done by Kobo Daishi. 88 Buddha statues imitating the 88 Shikoku holy places and a Kannon temple has also been built. Some worshippers carry out nemari henro (sitting pilgrimage) chanting Buddhist prayers while secluding themselves in the cave, so it is respected as a holy place.
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.