Tachiki Kannon, Nikkosan Chuzenji Temple


This branch temple of Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple was founded in 784 by Shodo, the first head priest of Nikko. The wooden statue for which it’s named—which represents Kannon, the thousand-armed goddess of mercy—is said to have been carved by Shodo himself. The temple is also home to several historically significant Buddha statues.

How to get there:
40 minutes from Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station by buses bound for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen to Chuzenji Onsen bus stop. From there, a 25-minute walk.

Tachikikannon, Nikkosan Chuzenji Temple

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