Iwayado Sanctuary

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In 725 in the Nara period (about 1,300 years ago), the famous Monk Gyoki, found a huge stone cave, there during his training he carved three Buddha statues to pray for the eradication of Emperor Shomu’s disease. Then, the famous Monk Gyoki, enshrined the Yakushi Buddha carved into the wall of the stone cave of Iwayado Park in Seto City.

The shrine has become famous attracting many people as it is said to help in preventing eye and hearing diseases. In the natural giant rock shrine there are 15 Buddha statues. You can also enter the sanctuary and observe the interior, pray or take pictures. In this sanctuary you can feel the sacred atmosphere in the mountains of the park.

Parking: Free (capacity 180 cars)

Aichi-ken Seto-shi Iwaya-cho

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