Johgi Nyorai (Saihoji Temple)

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.

Spot details

Address
Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Okura Up / down 1
Phone
0223932011
Hours
[Saiho-ji] 7:30-16:30 (Gates shut 16:15) [Tea room (Weekday)] 10:00-15:00 [Tea room (Saturday Sunday Public holidays)] 10:00-15:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Prayer] From 2,000yen
Parking Lot
Available(700spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available (Available at designated location)
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (Umbrella for rent, Umbrella bag available)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Wheelchair rental available)
Infant friendly
Yes (Kids space, nursing room available)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Serene and Beautiful
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.03.12
    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...
  • Nice Temple
    5.0 Reviewed:2015.09.11
    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.
  • ピッカピカの大本堂
    3.0 Reviewed:2021.01.05
    以前からニッカウヰスキーの工場へ行くと途中に看板あり気になっていたので、秋保温泉に行くついでに訪ねた。一生に一度の大願も叶えていただける如来として、昔から多くの参拝者が訪れるそうだが、なんといても印象的なのは登録有形文化財に指定されている山門。HPによると昭和7年建立とあるが古色蒼然としていて、それ以上の歴史を感じる。六角の形の貞能堂は昭和2年に建て替えられたそうだが、すぐそばに新しそうな建物もあ...

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