Amida-ji Temple in the mist(Kiri no Amida-ji)


"Hitotsu-kane bell for the dead" in the mist

In Myohozan Amida-ji Temple has been passed down the legend of “Kumano pilgrimage of the dead,” saying that the soul of the dead rings the Hitotsu-kane bell near the main gate only once before leaving for the land of the dead. Standing in the premises of the temple in the mist, you may hear the bell ring at any moment.


Nachikatsuura Town
Minami-Hirano, Nachikatsuura Town
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70 min. on foot from Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine and Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple through Kakenuke-michi Route of the Nakahechi Route in the Kumano Kodo.

Recommended spot

Kakenuke-michi path