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Also known as "Hydrangea Temple", its history extends over 1,200 years

This temple is said to have been established during the Daidō era (year 806) by the best student of Kūkai, an important figure in Japanese Buddhism. It is famous for its beautiful hydrangea flowers, with about 2,000 flowers blooming on the temple grounds in total. On January 17, a fire-walking Shinto ritual is held here and traditional wooden crafts are put on sale.


Location Information

Site Name
Sasano Kannondō Temple
5686-5 Sasanohonchō Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-1445
Phone Number
http://sasanokannon.com/ (Japanese only)
Space for 50 cars
Take the bus 15 minutes from Yonezawa Station, get off at the Sasano Daimon stop, and then walk for 5 minutes.