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Shiramizu Amidado Temple (白水阿弥陀堂)

Shiramizu Amidado Temple was constructed in 1160, in the latter years of the Heian period, by Princess Tokuhime, the daughter of Fujiwara no Kiyohira. It is the only building in Fukushima Prefecture to have designated as a National Treasure. The way the Temple garden is designed, with ponds on the eastern, western and southern sides, is characteristic of the late Heian period Jodo (Pure Land) style of garden design. To reach the Amidado hall, visitors cross over a red bridge positioned directly in front of the hall. The architectural design of the Shiramizu Amidado Temple is said to have been influenced by temple architecture in Hiraizumi, the region where Princess Tokuhime was born.


Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Uchigoushiramizumachi Hirohata 219 (Iwaki / Onahama / SomaArea)

phone 0246267008

[Apr.-Oct.]8:30-16:00(Last entry15:45)
[Nov.-Mar.]8:30-15:30(Last entry15:15)

Review of Shiramizu Amidado

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/12 National Treasure, a bit slow...
Beautifully landscaped garden and lake/pond accessible without purchasing a ticket. You cant get a good view of the temple without paying, however. The temple itself is beautiful, though that...
Reviewed:2017/08/03 One of the most beautiful temples we have visited
We have travelled Japan extensively and one of the most beautiful is a term I seldom use. It is also hard to express what makes this temple so worthwhile as the building is nothing out of the...
Reviewed:2016/04/21 願成寺の白水阿弥陀堂 [磐城] Shiramizu-Amidadō and Ganjō-ji (Iwaki)

Has it been 855 years already? Amidadō at Ganjō-ji was constructed in 1160. It is a national...

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Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Uchigoushiramizumachi Hirohata 219 [map]
Iwaki / Onahama / SomaArea
[Apr.-Oct.]8:30-16:00(Last entry15:45)
[Nov.-Mar.]8:30-15:30(Last entry15:15)
4thWednesday (Dec. is 2ndWednesdayThursday), 2/3, Spring/Autumn Sunday, 8/12-8/16, 8/24, 12/25-12/31
*1/1-1/3, 8/5-8/6, 12/31 no admission fee in the hall (visit in front of the hall is possible)
*Admission fee is from the afternoon (26 Sunday is Sunday if this Sunday is 26 Sunday) Disaster prevention training) * Others, Temporary closed temple Sunday due to Yamauchi religious events, typhoons (heavy winds, heavy rains), snowfall, etc.
[Admission fee to worship]
[Adult] 500yen
[Children (Elementary School Students)] 300yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
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English Menu
Not available (English pamphlet Available)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 6, 2020 (Information as of April 30, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Fukushima Areas


          Fukushima is a blend of fantastic scenery, delectable sake, and kaleidoscopic colors. This nature-rich prefecture displays its splendor from the hidden Abukuma Cave underground right to the top of its sky-high mountain road, known as the Bandai-Azuma Skyline.