Gyodosan Joinji Temple    Northern Area Shrines and Temples 

The temple is called the ‘Koyasan of Kanto’ and is built in the mountains surrounded by steep cliffs. It is said to have been founded by Gyoki Shonin in 714 and flourished as a place of mountain temple worship. The view from the Seishin-tei tea house on top of the cliff walls has been depicted in Hokusai’s ‘Hanging-cloud Bridge’. Designated as the prefecture’s first scenic spot in 1975.
Basic information and access

1579 Tsukiyacho, Ashikaga 326-0068

Telephone Number
0284-43-3000 (Ashikaga City Tourism Association)

Approximately 10 minutes from Ashikaga Interchange on the Kita Kanto Expressway
Approximately 30 minutes from Ota Kiryu Interchange on the Kita Kanto Expressway
Approximately 40 minutes from Sano Fujioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway
Approximately a 40 walk from ‘Gyodosan’ stop on the Ashikaga city bus Gyodo bus route.

Car Park
Some spaces at the base of the stairs to Joinji Temple

Facility Information
Feel free to visit.

The ‘Flower Festival’ is held every year on the Sunday directly before the 8th of April. ‘Ippaimeshi’ (bowl of rice) refers to the bamboo shoot steamed rice that is given to anyone who visits the temple. It is said that if you eat this you will not only be able to avoid disasters in your lifetime, but will also be able to enter paradise after death.

A monorail operates from the car park to Joinji Temple. (April, May, October, November)
Please contact Ashikaga Tourist Association regarding days of operation.

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