Johgi Nyorai (Saihoji Temple)定義如来(西方寺)
Ths temple is known for the hauntingly beautiful “Candle Festival” that takes place on August 15. It is said to have been founded by Taira no Sadayoshi, who protected a statue of Amitabha bequeathed to him by Taira no Shigemori and escaped the purge of the Minamoto Clan. In 1706, Hayasaka Genbei, a subordinate’s descendant, became a monk by the name of Kanrensha Ryonen and established the temple. It’s about a 45-minute drive from the Sendai-Miyagi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.
Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Okura Up / down 1 (SendaiArea)
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The Johgi Nyorai Saihoji Temple (its full name) is a Buddhist temple located in Sendai.
There are a number of structures and buildings...
- open everyday
[tea room] Open only Sunday
- Prayer from 2000yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
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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
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Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.