Daifuku-ji Temple: Gake no Kannon
DO: See the amazing view of and from this temple built right into the slope of a cliff. Daifuku-ji is better known as “Gake Kannon” (goddess of mercy of the cliff) amongst locals. The red structure jutting out from the rocks overlooks parts of Tateyama City and Tateyama Bay. The origins of the temple date back to year 717, when the priest Gyoki carved the image of Kannon into the cliff to pray for safety in the seas and a good catch.
FEE: Free! However, it is Japanese custom to offer a coin offering when visiting temples and shrines.
PHONE: Funakata Yama Daitoku-ji, 0470-27-2247
WHERE: Tateyama City, Funakata 835
15 min walk from JR Nako Funakata Station