Nyoirinji Temple (Frog Temple)


This is a great spot for Instagram posts, where the cute frog objects will sooth you.

The Seieizan Nyoirin-ji Temple is also known as Yokoguma Kannon. The Nyoirin Kannon is usually depicted in a seated position, so the Nyoirin Kannon in the Gohonzan building here is the only one in Japan that is standing. The figure is designated as a cultural property by the prefecture, and said to have been created during the Heian period. The term “Nyoi” means for things to be as one hopes, so this Kannon is known to bring the wishes of worshipers true.
This temple is also known as the Kaerudera, or Frog Temple, because the precincts of the temple are packed closely together with approximately 10,000 frog shaped figures and objects, making the temple popular for taking photos for social media posts. Visitors are soothed by the inevitably humorous expressions of each. The trend began when the head priest brought back a frog figure from his trip to China, from whence the number of said figures began to steadily increase. The temple aims to be fun and open so that anyone can feel free to worship there, and today the temple is loved by many foreign tourists as well.
The grounds also feature several power spots that feature different benefits to the visitor such as traffic safety, longevity, or financial luck, with names such as “return of safety”, “return of health”, “return of money”, each a play on words, where the term “kaeru” means both “frog” and “to return”.
Visitors can also enjoy the changing seasons within the grounds, with cherry blossoms, new greenery, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and autum leaves depending on the time of year. In summer, the temple hosts the “Fu-rin Festival” in which the grounds are decorated with several thousand wind chimes, or Fu-rin, creating a fantastic and mystical sight.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-0105 福岡県小郡市横隈1729
Address 1729 Yokoguma, Ogori City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0942-75-5294(如意輪寺)
Open 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed None
Car Park 30 spaces
Access About 15 minutes walk from Mitsusawa Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line
Website https://kanko-ogori.net/kaerudera/

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.

Spring Flowers at Nyoirinji Temple Spring Flowers at Nyoirinji Temple

Visitors can enjoy seasonal changes such as cherry blossoms, shakuyaku, azaleas, hydrangeas, fresh greenery and autumn leaves on the temple grounds.
The best time to visit depends on the weather. Please check the latest information before visiting.


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