Amabiki Kannon A beautiful power spot with a prestigious building



Introduction of Amabiki Kannon

Amabiki Kannon is a temple of the Shingon Buddhism Toyoyama group located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Sakuragawa Motoki.
The official name is Rakuhoji, which is called Mt.
However, it is rare to talk to Rakuhoji in the local area, and it is almost like the image of Amabiki Kannon, and the signboard on the road is clearly marked as Amabiki Kannon.
Amabiki Kannon is Kannon who is one of the best in Kanto for giving birth to safe delivery, child-rearing, child-rearing, evil control, and fortune.

It is an ancient temple that is said to have been built since ancient times.
There was a ceremony for begging for rain, and the name given to the imperial edict from Emperor Saga will be called Mt.


The 33rd emperor Suiko, a female emperor, decided to become Imperial Temple when he prayed for healing in July 605 and said that he had recovered.
In particular, many women visit by safe prayer since Emperor Seim and Empress Gwangmyeong have successfully birthed a child.

Amabiki Kannon Sightseeing

Yakuimon Gate is also called Kuromon, but it was relocated from Makabe Castle in the early Edo period .


When you pass through the gate, there are 145 steps of Oishi steps.
It is a stone stairway that was completed over a period of one year and two months from 1821, the latter half of the Edo period, and is called a stone stave.
3000 kinds of hydrangea (hydrangea) of 10 species are planted on both sides of the stone steps, and the “Amebiki Kannon Hydrangea Festival" is held every year from early June to mid-July.


The red painted Niomon Gate was rebuilt in the early Edo period.


Beyond the Niomon, there is a power spot full of spiritual power, such as “Sukui", an estimated 100 years old.


During the Warring States period, the main hall was built with the contributions of Makabe Castle owner and Hisaka Makabe and his younger brother Makabe Takamaki.
After that, in the Edo period, the Tokugawa Shogunate gave them a 150-stone red seal (formerly 100,000 stones) .In 1682, they encouraged 100,000 people and raised funds to complete the current main hall. Will be


The main life prolonged life Kanzeon Bodhisattva is designated as a national important cultural property.
It is a work of the early Heian period, but it is a secret Buddha, and it is opened and opened only on the first Sunday of April every year.
Also, on the second Sunday of April every year, the Madara Demon Festival is held to thank the demon.

It is said that in 1254, during the Kamakura period, the religious royal priest, Peru, persuaded the reign of Tojoori Hojo to rebuild the main hall.
During the Takebu era (1334-1338), the first general of the Muromachi Shogunate, Takashi Ashikaga , donated 316 kanbun and was revived.

Tahoto seems to have been a triple tower originally built at the same time as the main temple, but it was rebuilt as Tahoto in the late Edo period.


The New Year’s visit is not as big as Kasama Inari , but of course it is crowded.
The shrine visit Shichigosan is also a popular spot.
The application for prayer is open until the evening and takes place every hour.


Mt.Arimiki is a mountain of cherry blossoms, and the best time to see it is from early March to mid-April.
There are about 3,000 trees such as Kawazakura, Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura, etc. You can also enjoy cherry blossom viewing.

It seems that there is a spring called “Life Extension Water" which is located on the right side of the main hall and has the benefit of life extension.

There seems to be a time when peacocks (peacocks) are kept free on the grounds.
When I visited, duck ducks were resting beside the pond.
Carp feed was also sold at the stalls, and the children seemed to be having fun.


Because it is on the hillside of the mountain, you can enjoy the view of the Kanto Plain and also enjoy the autumn leaves in autumn.
At the back of the first parking lot, you can also have lunch such as special lunch (about 1400 yen), which is a real Chinese cuisine of Yakuzen Chinese food at Mikasa.
The chef is Hiroaki Sodeyama, a chef in the Chinese section of Hotel Okura for 12 years, who welcomed many royalty and celebrities.
It was just lunchtime when I visited, but I regret that there are very few shops in the lower world to eat.

Transportation to the Amabiki Kannon

There is a Sakuragawa City bus from JR Iwase Station, but it runs only on Saturdays and Sundays to Amabiki Kannon, and is limited to about four buses a day.
It is approximately 6km from JR Mito Line “Iwase Station", and it takes 15 minutes by taxi.
At the end of the year, New Year and cherry blossom season, temporary buses may be launched in Sakuragawa City. (Bus travel time is 20 minutes)

The road is a mountain road at the end, but two-way traffic is possible even with a large bus.
However, there are many worshipers, so the oncoming vehicles will come, so please be careful when driving.
There are relatively many parking lots with about 500 cars, and there is not much to be full except for the first visit.
However, there are some stairs from the parking lot to the main hall.

For wheelchairs, you can turn left from the middle and go up another road.
If you are traveling by car, please come with Mt. Tsukuba as a set.
Map of Amabiki Kannon