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Johgi Nyorai (Saihoji Temple)定義如来(西方寺)

Temple

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.

place

Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Okura Up / down 1 (SendaiArea)

phone 0223932011
place

7:00-16:30
[Museum] 9:00-15:00

Review of Saihoji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/03/12 Serene and Beautiful
I visited this temple and found it serene and beautiful.

The Johgi Nyorai Saihoji Temple (its full name) is a Buddhist temple located in Sendai.

There are a number of structures and buildings...
Reviewed:2015/09/11 Nice Temple
This is one of the stops along the Loople Bus route. Its quite a hike from the bus stop to the temple all uphill but worth it. Im glad I went.
Reviewed:2019/11/13 厄除け、お祓いに。
参道にはサンドウィッチマンお薦めの三角油揚げの揚げたてがいただけます。七味とお醤油かけてどうぞ。厄年の人はお祓いにたくさん来ます。前厄、本厄、後厄と3年続けて行くのが本式らしいです。お祓いしていただいたらたくさんある参道のお店を見ながら楽しいひやかし。

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Address
Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Okura Up / down 1 [ map ]
Area
SendaiArea
Phone
0223932011
Hours
7:00-16:30
[Museum] 9:00-15:00
Closed
open everyday
[tea room] Open only Sunday
Fees
Prayer from 2000yen
Parking Lot
Available(700spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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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.

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