open7:00 - 18:00
The great monk Chogen was renowned for many grand achievements, including the reconstruction of Todaiji Temple. One day, as he was praying for rain, a bolt of lightning struck within the well before him and gave off a massive thunderclap. It was then that a brave old woman sealed the well's opening with a stone. The lightning called out for aid, and Chogen released it, warning it never to strike in Kuwabara again. The story lives on in the Japanese superstition that chanting "Kuwabara, Kuwabara" can protect against lightning strikes.
address152 Kuwabaracho, Izumi-shi, Osaka, 594-0066
transport1-minute walk from the Kuwabara bus stop; board a Nankai bus from Izumi-Fuchu Station on the JR Hanwa Line
15-minute walk from Izumi-Fuchu Station on the JR Hanwa Line