Wakasa Tourist Infomation

Ichou Kannon Ginkgo Statue Natural Monument of Wakasa Town

The Ichou Kannon is a statue of the 11-faced Goddess of Mercy carved into the trunk of a large 450-year-old ginkgo tree growing near Taio-ji Temple. Taio-ji is a well-known Soto-shu sect temple established at the end of Muromachi Period (16th century). This Goddess of Mercy is said to have the power to save people from various hardships and to fulfill modest wishes.

Address 33-1 Agari, Wakasa-cho, Mikatakaminaka-gun, Fukui-pref. 919-1523
Access On Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway
21 min. drive from Wakasa-Mikata I.C. (via Route 27)
15 min. drive from Wakasa-Kaminaka I.C. (via Pref. Route 22 and Route 27)
Closed Days Can be viewed freely.
Inquiries Wakasa-town History and Culture Section Phone. 0770-62-2711

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