Shrines and Temples
【Equipment Outline】

Suikozan Iwakuraji Temple is ancient Shingon Buddhist temple and Izumo’s 18th pilgrimage site (a temple that issued amulets). Its principal objects of worship wooden Avolokitesvara stone and its flanking attendant Sakra Devanam Indra- are important cultural properties. They were originally located in Yamasa, but Kannon came to the high priest while he was dreaming and tasked him with relocating them to their current position in Toda. Iwakuraji is home to a variety of faiths that are rare in this region. Mikomorisha enshrines the Indian godness of childbirth and child-rearing, Hariti, and the Taishido enshrines Prince Shotoku. Iwakuraji arose from various temples and shrines, and even became Izumo’s 19th pilgrimage site, in addition to its 18th, when Yoshida Kannonji’s principle object of worship was relocated here. In addition, there is a Gorinto(Buddhist pagoda) that is said to be the grave of Horio Yoshiharu. Yoshiharu moved his base from Gassan Toda Castle to Matsue, but was buried on Iwakuraji’s grounds in accordance with his will. Yamanaka Shikanosuke’s memorial tower is also nearby.

【Facility Information】
〒692-0403 Shimane Prefecture, Yasugi City, Hirosecho, Toda 562
TEL 0854-32-2933

About 20 minutes by car from Yasugi Station
About 15 minutes by car from Yasugi IC
The Yellow Bus(sightseeing loop) Get off at "Gassan Iriguchi" to 3-minute walk