Situated near the Asahi-cho shopping arcade is a major Shingon sect temple compound. One story is that in the early 12th ... More
Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji Temple
Situated near the Asahi-cho shopping arcade is a major Shingon sect temple compound. One story is that in the early 12th century Kanenori Hirama, a fisherman, had a dream in which the priest Kobo Daishi appeared and told Hirama to rescue a statue which would thwart evil, one which Kobo Daishi himself had carved. He did so and built a suitable structure to house it, thus establishing the temple in 1127, to thwart evil. These days the temple is a popular spot to receive good luck charms to protect automobiles. The hall is known for its sumptuous altar paraphernalia. Special mention should be made of the enormous lotus-shaped candelabra.
Kawasaki Daishi is a famous temple in Japan.
A lot of people come here from December 31 to January 3.
They want to celebrate New Year�s. They want to drive out evil spirits.
You can walk from Kawasaki Daishi station on the Keihin express line.
It takes 3 minutes.
This place has 1000 years history from Heian era.
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