Mizusawaji

Mizusawaji, Shibukawa

8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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AndraYo
Tokyo, Japan1,078 contributions
Time Your Visit- We had Historic Complex All to Ourselves
Jul 2019
First visit in June- so crowded, bus loads of people, hard to walk, not good pictures. Second visit was on a weekday around 4:30. No one was there! We could pray in peace. Carried our infant around inside the 6-Sided Rotating Shrine 3 times for Good Fortune. Over 1300 years of history, there are several power spots including the Big Bell which is said to be the "Voice of Buddha" (you can ring for 100 yen donation). There is a Frog Pond, a 700-year-old cypress tree, and shrine to God of Thunder and God of Wind, and much more.
Closes at 5:30. Don't forget the bug repellant.
Written August 7, 2019
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Tokugawa_Ieyasu
Fujieda, Japan103 contributions
Very nice old Buddhist temple that brings you a historical mood
Apr 2018 • Family
This Buddhist temple is famous with the name of "Mizusawa Kannon". This temple has the statue of Kannon. For your information, Kannon stands for Bodhisattva.
At the entrance, you can see an old wooden gate named "Nio Mon". Inside of the gate, you will see two statues of Nio. Also you can climb up to the upstairs of the gate. Watch your step and climb carefully. There are three statues there.
From the gate, you can go on the steps and will find old buildings.
The temple was established about 1,300 years ago. Therefore, you will feel something historical.
"Rokkaku-do" is a building shaped hexagon. You can hold a bar and round 3 times along the building.
You also can experience ringing the temple bell with JPY100.
I bet you will feel ease and blessed.
Written May 1, 2018
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soba43yssax
Takasaki, Japan69 contributions
Well knowen temple on new year's day
Dec 2016 • Family
Most packed day is new year's day. when you wish your dream on new year's day. You should go this place. This temple has power to your's wish.
Written November 29, 2017
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santjordi
San Diego, CA464 contributions
Sweet Temple
Nov 2017 • Solo
The temple complex is pretty sweet and maximizes a wonderful site. The autumn leaves realty made the place pop. There is a long stair case up to another smaller temple and the hillside above.

Be siure and check out the "Lion Dancer" fortune tellling machine on your left as you're walking into the complex from the bus stop. Weirdest vending machine I have ever seen
Written November 28, 2017
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marukuro
Bangkok, Thailand37 contributions
Nice place to visit during autumn season
Oct 2015
With the red maple and yellow ginkgo tree it make a wonderful scene for your trip. You should try Udon dish that is a famous dish in this town, it not too far from Mizusawaji.
Written May 19, 2016
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ROLIVE1
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Ring the bell and eat the udon
Shinkansen from Tokyo to Takasaki. Local JR from Takasaki to Shibukawa. Local bus from Shibukawa station to Ikaho bus terminal. Local bus from Ikaho to Mizusawa or 30mins (3km) walk.

If traveling by public transport, do this as early as possible and make time for something else for the day. Don't forget to ring the bell and hit up the famous Mizusawa udon!
Written April 30, 2012
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