Jissoji Temple

A temple of "care for parents" on a hill of prayer

It is said that Nichiren Shonin, founder of Nichiren School of Buddhism exiled to Sado, stood and chanted mantra on this hill every morning, after forced to live in Ichinosawa. The precinct is scattered with a bronze statue of Nichiren, praying to the rising sun whilst thinking of his parents at home in Awa (present-day Chiba Prefecture), Kesagake no Matsu (a pine tree which he hang his monastic robe on), a spring with which he rinsed his hands, and so on. Also, "Sanko no Sugi", a gigantic cedar tree over 1,000 years old (Sado City's Designated Natural Monument) stretches its branches.

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  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Address
856 Ichinosawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1302
Contact Information
0259-52-2955
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 25 by car
Nearest bus stop
Nagaki(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 15 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
15