This temple is 15 minutes on foot from JR Gero Station. Temple legend says that Yakushi Nyorai, the Medicine Buddha himself, announced the presence of Gero's hot springs. Climbing the 173 stone steps from the Jizo-do subtemple, you'll come to the temple gate. There's a sweeping view of Gero's townscape from the temple grounds. The tranquil vantage point and peaceful scenery make it a relaxing place for a break while sightseeing. They hold the Yakushi Festival annually on March 8, as well as free Zen meditation workshops on the 13th of every month that are open to all. In autumn they illuminate the colored leaves of the trees around the temple in the evening. The leaves stand out vividly against the night sky as you stroll along or gaze at them from the foot bath.
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Gifu Pref. Geroshi Yunoshima 680 [map]
- Up to Sunset
- open everyday
- No admission fee is required
- Parking Lot
- Available (30spaces/2 Available)
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot about18minutes
- View route from Station
There is no Bus Stop nearby.
- Meitetsu Kyosho Gero Ekimae
- View route from Parking
There is no IC nearby.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Gifu Main Areas
Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.