This is a Shingon sect temple in Sasebo. The high priest Gyoki places the statue of Kannon in a cave that is said to be the origin of the temple. The temple itself was built in 805 by Kukai (Kobo Daishi).
After you pass through torii and go up the stone stairs you will see Kannon-do hall with a statue of Kannon inside. This hall was rebuilt in 1785 by Matsuura Seizan. It is also temple 27 in Kyushu 33 Temple Pilgrimage. This pilgrimage includes all Kannon temples in Kyushu. According to the Buddhist belief, if one commits pilgrimage to all of them, he will achieve Buddhist salvation.
From JR Sasebo Station, take a bus to Kurokami or Omiya/Tenjin or Saihi bus towards Haiki. Get off at "Fukuishikan no mae". If you walk from JR Sasebo Station, go along road 35 towards, Haiki, it takes 10 minutes.
Image Gallery: Fukuishi Kannon Seigan-ji Temple
Description: Fukuishi Kannon Seigan-ji Temple
|Sights||Fukuishi Kannon Seigan-ji Temple (福石観音 清岩寺)|
Nagasaki Prefecture, Sasebo-shi, Fukuishi-cho 24-5
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0956-31-8372|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Fukuishi Kannon Seigan-ji Temple