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Saimyoji Temple

Japan, 321-4217 4469 Mashiko, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Prefecture

Built in 737 during the Nara period, it is one of the 33 Bando Kannon sacred sites. As you climb the stone steps covered with giant native Japanese chinquapin trees, you will be greeted by a heavy tower gate with a thatched roof. On the left is a three-storied pagoda and bell tower, and on the right is Enmado, popularly known as ``Laughing Enma.'' The main hall houses a valuable Zushi with an inscription dating back to the first year of Oei, as well as Buddhist statues from the Kamakura period.

Telephone number 0285-72-2957
Website http://www.fumon.jp/saimyoji/
Access
  • 【train】 Get off at Oyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen or JR Utsunomiya Line. From Oyama Station, transfer to the JR Mito Line and get off at Shimodate Station. From Shimodate Station, transfer to Moka Railway and get off at Mashiko Station. Approximately 10 minutes by taxi. 【bus】 From Tobu Utsunomiya Station or JR Utsunomiya Station (west exit bus stop 14), take the Kanto Express Bus bound for Mashiko for about 70 minutes, get off at "Mashiko Ekimae", and take a taxi for about 10 minutes. 【Express bus】 From Akihabara Station, take the Ibaraki Kotsu Highway Bus "Kanto Yakimono Liner" for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, get off at "Mashiko Station", and take a taxi for about 10 minutes. 【car】 Tohoku Expressway Tochigi Tsuga JCT → Kita-Kanto Expressway Moka IC → National Route 294 or Route 121 to Mashiko. Tokiwa Expressway Tomobe JCT → Kita-Kanto Expressway Sakuragawa Chikusei IC → Prefectural Route 41 to Mashiko.
Language 日本語
Last Update : 2024.03.05   Mashiko Town Tourism and Commerce Division

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