Kinomoto-Jizoin is a Jishu sect temple that houses a Buddhist statue worshipped for healing eye diseases. The 6 meter statue (“jizo”) in the grounds is an image of Buddha normally withheld from public view and is generally referred to as the “Ojizo-san of Kinomoto”; visitors come from across the country to worship it. The temple has a long history, dating back to the Hakuho period (673 - 686). There are records of many famous historical figures having visited the temple, including Kukai, Yoshinaka Kiso, Takauji Ashikaga and Yoshiaki Ashikaga, and feudal lord Hideyoshi made camp here during the Battle of Shizugatake. The temple is especially busy during an annual festival held in August.
|Address||944 Kinomoto, Kinomoto-cho, Nagahama City, Shiga|
|Opening Hours||8:00 - 17:00
Open every day
JR Hokuriku Main Line Kinomoto Station 7 min. on foot
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