The 10th of Aizu's 33 Kannon pilgrimage sites
The 10th of Aizu's 33 Kannon pilgrimage sites is Shojo Kannon of Shingonshu Rurikozan Shojo-ji Temple.
It is located on the grounds of Shojo-ji Temple.
Juichimen (Eleven faced) Kannon
Ikutabimo ayumi wo hakobu Shojoji Umare Aizu no naka no mihotok
Shojo-ji Temple Yakushi-do Hall（The Buddha Hall）
Shojo-ji Temple is an ancient temple that represents the Tohoku region, established by Tokuitsu in 807. With a history of 1,200 years, it houses 12 National Treasures and National Important Cultural Properties that represent the Tohoku region.
Wooden Yakushi Nyorai seated statue
The Yakushi Nyorai and two attendants of Shojo-ji Temple are symbolic statues of “Aizu, Center of Buddhism”, and are dedicated as national treasures.
Wooden Juichimen (Eleven faced) Kannon standing statue, Wooden Sho Kannon standing statue
Including the 12 statues from when it was founded, there are around 30 Buddhist statues in this temple. It is rare for this many Buddhist statues from the start of the the Heian period to be preserved in one place.
The splendid main gate features two giant waraji sandals.
- Shojo Kannon
- Yugawa Village
- Aizu's 33 Kannon National Important Cultural Properties National Treasures
- Daimai-1764 Shojo, Yugawa village, Kawanuma District, Fukushima
- Parking Lot
- No (visitors can use village-operated parking lots)
- Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Period: April 1 - November 15
Closed Days: Tuesdays, August 13 - 16
Sacred flame price: 500 per person
- Rurikozan Mitsuzoin Shojo-ji Temple