Bandai-ji Temple
Bandai-ji Temple
Bandai-ji Temple
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About 4 km west of Tomonoura, at the southern tip of the Numakuma Peninsula, there is the Bandai-ji Kannondo (Abuto Kannon-do) Temple..
It is said to have been built in 992 by Emperor Hanayama to pray for safe voyages, and was rebuilt and maintained by Terumoto Mori in 1570. The vermilion-lacquered temple stands majestically on the rugged rocks, and the beautiful view of the sea is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Seto Inland Sea. The view was depicted in an ukiyoe woodblock print by Ando Hiroshige (Utagawa Hiroshige).
The temple has long been known for its blessings for safe childbirth, and here you can find many decorated votive pictures with breasts.

  • Address

    1427-1 Abuto Kannon, Notohara, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima

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  • Entry fee

    Adults 100 yen, elementary school students 50 yen
    * Not necessarily the latest information. Please check tourist sites in advance.

  • Opening Hours

    8:00 - 17:00

  • Closed


  • Website


  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    There is a parking lot

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    From "Matsunaga Station" on the JR Sanyo Main Line, take a bus bound for Tomo Garage and get off at Abutokannoniriguchi. (About 50 minutes)

    45 minutes by car from the Sanyo Expressway "Fukuyama Nishi IC"

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