Chikoubo Temple

An ancient temple of Shingon School, fascinating with its unparalleled sculpture

The historic old temple of Shingon School welcomes you with brilliant sculptures. It is said that the temple was established by Kuzan, a Buddhist monk, in 808, and the main object of worship is a1,000-armed Kannon Bosatsu (Guanyin: Goddes of Mercy). Seen on the sculpture of Sanmon Gate, Ebisu is the god of driving evil spirits away and bringing luck in. It has been greatly worshipped as a god of fishing and safety at sea to this day. The hall enshrining Konpira Gongen, a god of sailors, was founded in 1833 by Jinzaemon Takano, a master carpenter in the Murayama area. You will be overwhelmed by the sculpture, which richly embellishes the hall. Mahori Hogan Yoshitaka, a master artist, donated his painting entitled "Kurasaki Ebisuten" to this temple.

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Address
71 Okuratani, Sado, Niigata 952-0432
Contact Information
0259-58-2322
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 25 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Kuratani(Ogi Line) Approx. 15 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
10

About by car from Ryotsu Port.