Saigan-ji Temple (Aburakake Jizo)

Saigan-ji Temple (Aburakake Jizo)
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Feb, 06, 2019
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm
keyboard_arrow_down

Saigan-ji was founded by the monk Unkai Shonin in 1590. It is also known as the "Aburakake Jizo", and the name comes from a tale of an oil seller from Yamazaki who prospered after he poured oil on to a Jizo statue. Since then,it is said that people who pour oil onto this Jizo will receive good luck and prosperity for their business, and many worshipers exist still today. The shining black Jizo from the oil poured by visitors wishing for good luck is a unique sight. In the temple there is also a monument of a poem that is read by Matsuo Basho. It is also worth noting that there is a different temple also named Saigan-ji in Fukakusa of Fushimi-ku.

Information of Spot Detail
location_on

〒612-8364

898 Shimoaburakake-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Telephone Number

075-611-2955

Spot Types

Temples/shrines

Denomination

Jodo-shu

Business Hours

9:00 to 16:00

Regular Holiday

None

Fee

[Jizo Hall] 200 yen

Transportaion

10 minute walk from Chushojima Station of Keihan Electric Railway

Official Homepage

http://www.saiganji.or.jp/

※The written notice and information on this page are as of the date of publication. Please refer or confirm the latest information of each spot on individual introduced website.

Prefecture

Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima
Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Fukui Yamanashi Nagano
Shiga Kyoto Osaka Hyogo Nara Wakayama
Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi
Tokushima Kagawa Ehime Kochi
Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima