A ’wishing stone’ is enshrined here Iwaya-jinja Shrine


According to records, on a particular day in the year 547, a glowing object suddenly fell from the heavens onto a the housing of a cave; this object was dubbed a ’wishing stone’ and was designated as the principal object of worship at Iwaya-jinja Shrine, where a temple was built. Similar to Hikosan Gongen, the enshrined deities here are Izanami-no-mikoto, Izanagi-no-mikoto, and Ameno-oshihomimi-no-mikoto. The word ”hoju” (wishing stone) is a Buddhist term referring to a symbol of a Buddha, meaning a mysterious stone that can grant wishes. It’s said that gazing at it will cause you to go blind, and that to this day no one has looked upon it.

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Address (Japanese) 838-1701 福岡県朝倉郡東峰村大字宝珠山字竹
Address 4141 Oaza Hoshuyama, Toho Village, Asakura County
Telephone Number 0946-72-2313(東峰村役場 農林観光課)
Contact Toho Village Office Agriculture, Forestry, and Tourism Division
Closed None
Car Park 2 ~ 3 parking spaces for regular cars
Access [Car] 25 minutes by car from the Haki IC on the Oita Expressway.
Website http://www1.vill.toho.fukuoka.jp/

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