Fudarakusan-ji Temple【World Heritage Site】
The departure point for Fudaraku Tokai
Fudarakusan-ji Temple is known as the departure point for Fudaraku Tokai, which is a type of martyrdom involving Buddhist priests sailing out into the southern sea in search of Kannon’s Southern Pure Land Paradise called Fudarakusan. In July 2004, Fudarakusan-ji was registered by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site, “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range “. The main deity enshrined is Senju Kannon(Thousand Hand Bodhisattva), who is believed to save people from distress. It has been designated as an important cultural property
ACCESS: Take Nachisan Line bus departing from Kii-katsuura station to Nachi Station (approx. 10min),
then walk for 3min.
TEL：0735-52-2523 ( 0735-52-5311 Tourist Information Center)