Ofusa Kannon Temple
The propagation of Buddhism, to which Zenshin-ni devoted herself, led to the construction of a great number of temples. The main object of worship here, the Jyuichimen Kannon (an 11-headed goddess of mercy), was originally believed to bestow good health upon those who pray. Every year, more people come to pray for longevity, a successful pregnancy, or protection from bad luck or geriatric diseases. This temple is one stop on the Yamato Bokefuji Reijo-kai pilgrimage circuit. In spring and autumn, visitors to the temple are treated to the sight of abundant roses blooming. In summer, you can enjoy a wind chime festival.
- 6-22 Ousa-cho, Kashihara-shi
- Free (main hall 300 yen)
- 7:00–17:00 (main hall 9:00–16:00)
- 5 min. walk from Ousa stop on Nara Kotsu bus