Futago-ji

Interesting
Built in 718 in the centre of the Kunisaki peninsula, the Futago-ji Buddhist temple of the Tendai School of Buddhism is nestled in the rock of the wooded slopes of Mount Futago (721m/1,781ft). At the foot of the massive moss-covered stone staircase are two ni-oh statues on either side meant to ward off evil spirits. The main building (Gomado), devoted to Fudo-Myo-O, god of law (whose wooden statue is housed inside), comes into view after a 10min climb.

Useful information

Address:

Kunisaki

Price:

300 ¥

Opening hours

8am-5pm

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