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Shiramizu Amida-do

Shiramizu Amida-do (Amitabha Hall) was constructed in 1160 by Princess Tokuhime of the Oushu Fujiwara clan, which built the "golden culture" in Oushu (the present Tohoku Region). It is the only building in Fukushima Prefecture that has been designated as a national treasure. Inside the hall stands a wooden statue of Amida Nyorai as well as a number of other Buddhist statues such as Kannon Bosatsu, Seishi Bosatsu, Jikoku Tenno, and Tamon Tenno. The garden, called Jodo Teien (Jodo, or "the pure land", is the Buddhist paradise) is a realm of natural beauty in every season. The scenery is especially breathtaking in summer when the lotus flowers are in bloom, prompting one famous writer to liken the garden to the mythical paradise.

Information

Location
219 Hirohata, Uchigo Shiramizu-machi, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref.973-8405
Contact
Ganjoji Temple
TEL: +81-246-26-7008 / FAX: +81-246-26-7722
Hours
Apr. 1 - Oct 31 08:30 - 16:00
Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 08:30 - 15:30
Last admission is 15 min before closing time
Closed
The fourth Wednesday of every month, Setsubun (Feb. 3 or 4), Daytime during the spring and autumn equinoctial weeks, Bon (13th -16th of Jul. or Aug.), the second Wednesday and Thursday of December, bad weather days, days for special religious events, etc.
Parking
60 cars
Entrance fee
Adult: ¥400, Elementary school student: ¥250
Discount rate available for groups
Pets
Not allowed
Access
By car: 15 min from Iwaki-Yumoto IC on The Joban Expressway
By train: 25 min bus ride from Iwaki Station on The JR Ban'etsu Line or JR Joban Line

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