Buddhist Statue Pilgrimage

  • Central area
  • Western area
  • Northern area

A day trip to visit the many Buddhist statues remaining from when Aizu a prosperous Buddhist area in the Tohoku region.


10:00 Depart from Aizuwakamatsu Station

Yugawa Village

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.


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Aizubange Town

Standing at just over 7 meters high, this giant Senju(Thousand-armed) Kannon statue was carved directly into a sacred katsura tree, and it is said that the tree’s roots still remain beneath the statue.



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Nishiaizu Town

A Kannon temple opened by Tokuitsu. It is one of the Aizu's Korori Three Kannon and is counted as an extra temple added on to the Aizu's 33 Kannon. The principal object of worship of Toroi Sho Kannon was made by Gyoki, and the “Kakure Sanzaru” said to have been made by Hidari Jingoro are also a must-see. Receive a shuin seal dedicated to the Korori Three Kannon and make a good travel memory.



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Yanaizu Town

Enzo-ji Temple is an ancient temple standing alongside the Tadamigawa River, which flows through Yanaizu Town. It is said to have been built by Tokuitsu, the Father of Aizu Buddhism. It is also said to be the birthplace of the traditional Aizu toy known as Akabeko. Legend says that when a great earthquake destroyed the temple’s main hall, a herd of red cattle appeared to help rebuild it, and the Akabeko(red cattle) toy based on them became a symbol of change, perseverance, and power in addition to bringing luck.


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16:00 Arrive at Aizuwakamatsu Station

バナー Aizu's Korori Three Kannon Pilgrimage

Enjoy Aizu cuisine and visit the Korori Three Kannon. There is a belief in the Korori Three Kannon in Aizu, bringing many people who hope to have their prayers answered.

バナー 33 Kannon and the Legend of Akabeko, day trip course

Visit the Kubota 33 Kannon in Yanaizu Town and enjoy the Center of Buddhism’s legend of Akabeko and the Okuaizu area.

バナー Ouchi-juku and 33 Kannon, day trip course

Take a stroll through Ouchi-juku, a post town which retains the tastes of the Edo period, an visit the Nagata Saigoku 33 Kannon.

バナー Visiting the Nature and Onsen and 33 Kannon in Okuaizu

Visit 33 temples in the Okurairi region (containing Okuaizu and Minamiaizu area) and enjoy the nature and hot springs of Okuaizu on this one night, two day course.

バナー Day Trip to the Aizuwakamatsu Area to Lightly Explore the Center of Buddhism

A day trip to the Aizuwakamatsu area to lightly explore the Center of Buddhism.

バナー Day Trip to Mount Bandai and Inawashiro's 33 Kannon

A day trip to visit the natural scenery of Mount Bandai and the Inawashiro's 33 Kannon.

バナー Travel to Mysterious Sazae-do Hall and See the Cherry Blossoms and Castle of Aizuwakamatsu

Visit the mysterious Sazae-do Hall, which has separate paths leading up and down,...

バナー Japan Heritage and the Beautiful Views of the JR Tadami Line

Enjoy the beautiful views of the JR Tadami Line and visit a Japan Heritage, then ride the Liberty Aizu to Asakusa,Tokyo on this one night, two day course.

バナー Visiting Japan Heritage and the Fall Leaves

A day trip to visit a Japan Heritage known for its fall leaves.

バナー Buddhist Statue Pilgrimage

A day trip to visit the many Buddhist statues remaining from when Aizu a prosperous Buddhist area in the Tohoku region.