open8:30 - 16:30
holidayNo designated days closed
Founded in 821 by the bodhisattva Kobo Daishi in prayer for the nation's health and the people's happiness. The statue of the Fudo Myo-o deity that acts as the primary object of worship was sculpted by Kobo Daishi, along with the accompanying statues of deities Kongara-doji and Seitaka-doji. All are registered Important Cultural Properties. As one of Japan's three greatest Fudo temples since ancient times, locals have affectionately nicknamed the temple things like "the god of eyes" and "Takidani no Fudo-san." The temple conducts daily goma ritual purification prayers, which are mysteriously effective in healing eye ailments, bringing business success, and warding off misfortune. The temple draws visitors from across the nation. Its festival days fall on the 28th of every month and entail a massive Ogomaku bonfire held before the open doorway to the principal object of worship.
address1762 Ochikita, Tondabayashi-shi, Osaka, 584-0058
transport15-minute walk from Takidanifudo Station on the Kintetsu Nagano Line
pricesRitual prayer fee: ¥5,000 and up
general participationThe 28th of every month is a festival day, with the Shunki Taisai spring festival and Saito Ogomaku Genshu bonfire ritual falling on May 28th