Tachiki Kannon (Tachikizan Anyo-ji Temple)
It is on the Seta River, the only river that flows to Kyoto and Osaka from Lake Biwa; on the banks of the so-called “Shishitobi” Gorge, where the legendary monk Kukai was said to have been carried by a mystical deer, and up nearly 800 stone steps that you will find Tachiki Kannon Temple.
In the early Heian Period (794-1885), it is said that this Kukai was in his 42nd year (said to be an unlucky age) when he carved a life-sized statue of the bodhisattva Kannon from a sacred tree at this temple. In the 1,200 years since then, this statue of Kannon has become known for its ability to ward off misfortune.
|Address||1231 Okuyama, Nango-cho, Ishiyama, Otsu City|
Right in front of "Tachiki Kannon-mae" bus stop, reached by Keihan Bus from JR Ishiyama Station
・ Approx. 15 min from Meishin Expressway Seta Nishi-Higashi Interchange
・ Approx. 5 min from Kyoshi Bypass Nango Interchange, then climb approx. 800 stone steps (Takes approx. 20 minutes)
|Parking||50 cars, several large vehicles|
|Business Hours||Open Hours
Weekdays... 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays.... 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays/National Holidays... 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Opening Hours from New Years Day until the Setsubun Ceremony (annually on February 3rd), and on the Sennichi-e Festival will change. For details, see the temple website.