Nagata Saigoku 33 Kannon永田西国三十三観音
33 Kannon lining the mountain paths of Washiyama
These 33 Kannon statues line an approximately 3 kilometer mountain road. They were carved over a period of 72 years, bringing many visitors to the area from long ago. It is said that traveling the length of this road brings one the same blessings as visiting the Saigoku 33 Kannon.
This practice was started when an old prestigious family in the Nagata region brought back some hold soil from their pilgrimage to the Saigoku 33 Kannon and buried it at Mount Washiyama.
The statues were carved over a period of 72 years, being finally completed in the 10th year of the Meiji period and bringing many visitors to the area.
Road of the Nagata Saigoku 33 Kannon
The road is carefully maintained by the hands of the local people.
The Seven Wonders of Nagata
There are seven legendary wonders relating to curing illness located throughout the Nagata region.
- Nagata Saigoku 33 Kannon
- Minamiaizu Town
- Nagata, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu District, Fukushima
- 10 min from Aizu-Tajima Station by car
- Parking Lot
- Minamiaizu Town Tourism Association