Sado Kokubunji Temple

A descendant of the oldest temple in Sado

Considered to have been established in 764, Sado Kokubunji Temple (provincial temple) was burnt down several times after lightning strike and great fire. The present-day Kokubunji Temple is located to the east of the old site. The year of establishment is not clearly known, but it is said to be the early Edo Period (early 17th century). Within the grounds lie the main hall as well as Niomon gate with a pair of statues of Buddha's guardians, Rurido Hall, Bell Tower, and so on. The main image of Buddha, a wood statue of Yakushinyorai (Bhaisajyaguru: the Buddha of healing and medicine) survived fires and is installed in the storehouse.

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Address
113 Kokubunji, Sado, Niigata 952-0304
Contact Information
0259-55-2059
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Kokubunji (on Saturdays and Sundays, for a limited time only)(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
5

About by car from Ryotsu Port.