Fuku-in Temple
Fuku-in Temple
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Historic SitesHistoric Walking AreasReligious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
If your love life needs a little divine intervention or if you simply want to express thanks for finding the love of your life, Fukuin is a tranquil place to do it. This is a temple related to separation and matchmaking of relationships. The belief comes from the two old stories: Historically in the precinct the deities of matchmaking and separation have been enshrined. During the early 1930’s, a geisha took refuge from an unhappy relationship at FUKUIN. FUKUIN will listen to the people wishing to separate from unhealthy relationships, and hoping to make happy relations. And if wished, we offer our prayer service for the wishes.
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Oct 2018
Fukuu-in ji Temple has an illustrious past. It was once the residence of Ganjin, the main propagator of Buddhism in Japan, who arrived in 753 A.D. Later, Kūkai, known posthumously as Kōbō-Daishi, lived here. He was a well-known Japanese Buddhist monk, scholar, poet, and artist. In 810 A.D., he enshrined a bronze image of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, at the temple, and it’s on display today. There’s also a modern stone sculpture of Kōbō-Daishi at the temple.

This temple, in southeast Nara, is the starting point of the trek to Tenri City along the Yamanobe no Michi. I'd suggest preparing yourself for that hike by reading "The Trail to Tenri City; The Old Road South of Nara." Now available on Amazon.
Written 13 September 2019
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