open9:00 - 16:30
Annonji Temple was founded in 962 by the renowned Tendai Buddhist monk Genshin. It is said that, at that time, he enshrined an 11-faced statue of the bodhisattva Kannon, the deity Fudo Myo, and the deity Bishamonten. Annonji would go on to become a Shingon Buddhist temple later, before reforming to a Hokke Sect Buddhist temple during the Edo era. The 11-faced statue of the bodhisattva Kannon crafted by Genshin (an Osaka Prefecture-designated Cultural Property) is also known as "the Kannon of fire protection." It wears a virtuous expression and soothes the hearts of viewers. The spring waters near the temple remain clear year-round, and drinking them is said to prevent fire-related disasters.
address1170 Kuragaki, Nose-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0113
transport3-minute walk from the Wada bus stop; board a Hankyu bus from Myokenguchi Station on the Nose Electric Railway Myoken Line