1. Ishina Seisuiji Temple
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Ishina Seisuiji Temple

An ancient temple standing on a sacred spot for mokujiki ascetic practices (consisting of eating only nuts, fruit and uncooked vegetables except for grains) in Sotokaifu

According to the temple's book of origin, it was founded in 807. The spring bubbling up by the sanmon gate (the first gate to the temple) is the miraculous water of the inner shrine, Dantokusan, which is also the sacred mountain where monks practise mokujiki. 190 years after Mokujiki Tansei (a Buddhist monk enlightened in Sado around 1600), Mokujiki Gyodo, a nomadic monk, visited Sado in 1781-1789, and reconstructed a Buddhist hall in the area where Mokujiki Tansei practised ascetic disciplines. There, statues of Seated Yakushinyorai (Bhaisajyaguru: the Buddha of healing and medicine) and Standing Jizo (the guardian deity of children) were put up. The big ginkgo tree is Sado City's designated natural monument, and it is worshipped as a ginkgo of fertility, or a spiritual tree with healing effects for gastroenteropathy.

Facility Basic Information

185 Ishina, Sado, Niigata 952-2211
For inquiries
Ishina Seisuiji Temple: 0259-78-2037
Official site
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 90 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Ishina Kita (Kaifu Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
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