Nashinoki Jizo (Statues of the Bodhisattva)

Stone Buddha statues perched on the Nashinoki Pass, a reminder of a deep faith in jizo Bodhisattvas

A jizo (stone statues dedicated to local deities) hall is located on the Nashinoki Pass on Prefectural Route 65 (the former Akadomari trunk road), which passes through the Kosado Mountains from Toyota in the Mano area. There is a jizo statue installed to wish for children's convalescence, and small statues of migawari jizo (who takes the place of people) dedicated as tokens of appreciation after prayers have been answered. The number of jizo statues, also called Koboshi (young Buddhist monk), adds up to thousands, and they surround the hall. Jizo Festival is held annually on 24 August. Locals stay overnight there chanting Shingon mantra the night before.

  • Heritage and Relics
Address
1932 Toyota, Sado, Niigata 952-0317
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 40 by car
Nearest bus stop
Shizudaira(Akadomarisen Line) Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Available