Heiken-ji Temple Kawasaki Daishi

Kanagawa, Kanto

The temple of Heiken-ji, in the city of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, was built in 1128. Hirama Kanenori, a one-time samurai born in the province of Owari (present-day Aichi Prefecture) who roved from place to place, pulled up a wooden Buddhist statue he happened to catch in a casting net at sea. In collaboration with the high priest Sonken Shonin of Koya-san, which was on the route of his journey, he built this temple to enshrine the statue . Famed for preventing misfortunes, the temple still has many devotees in its capacity as Kawasaki Daishi.


4-48 Daishi-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
Admission Fee
Free in the temple precincts
Open throughout the year
[Walk]Keikyu Kawasakidaishi Stn./5-min. walk

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