Kinomoto-Jizo-in Temple is a temple known as the Buddha for healing eye disorders. The 6-meter high statue of Jizo imitating the principal image of a Buddhist statue is rarely shown to the public, and has been familiar to many worshippers as “Kinomoto-no-Jizo-san” through the ages. The beautiful Japanese-style garden is also a place worth seeing.
Kinomoto-Jizo-in Temple has a Buddha for healing eye disorders and vicarious frogs with one eye closed live there. The story has been handed down that the frogs living in the temple saw many people suffering eye diseases and chose to become scapegoats to the Buddha by closing one eye by themselves so that everyone's valuable eyes can receive the protection of Kinomoto-Jizo.
The temple is crowded with many stalls and worshippers from all over the country on the day of the Dai-Ennichi Festival in August every year.
- 944 Kinomotocho Kinomoto, Nagahama City, Shiga Pref.
- [Public transportation] 5-min. walk from JR Kinomoto Stn.
[By car] 5 min. from Kinomoto Interchange of Hokuriku Expressway
[Parking] 20 parking spaces are available.
- Business hours
- Precinct yard and garden: Free of charge; Temple ordination platform tour: 300 yen For the latest information on facilities and admission fees, contact us directly.
- Kinomoto-Jizo-in Temple