Sano Yakuyoke Daishi Temple

Sano Yakuyoke Daishi Temple

Sano Yakuyoke Daishi Temple

Sano Yakuyoke Daishi Temple
3.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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3.5
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Marshall F
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Jan 2017 • Friends
I live only minutes from this temple, and get to walk by it every day. It's a beautiful structure, bright red with gold peaks that glow in the afternoon sun. The grounds are small but peaceful and well kept. If you arrive at the right time, you can listen to the chants and drums of the worshippers, something I find moving whenever I hear it.

This is a very famous temple, well-known across Japan even by people who have never been to Tochigi prefecture. It is said that prayers at Yakuyoke Daishi will help admonish bad luck. The temple is also located across the street from the Sano Tourist Association, perfect for picking up omiyage with Sanomaru, the cutest mascot in Japan! Also, there are several ramen shops nearby, another thing Sano is known for. When you leave the temple, turn left and walk a few hundred meters to Shimamura Fashion Center. Across the street is a great ramen shop I highly recommend after your visit to Soshuji.

Keep in mind, as with many temples and shrines in Japan, January is an extremely busy time to visit.
Written January 17, 2017
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