Day 23: No.46 Jyoruri-ji (浄瑠璃寺)

There’s no building as the main gate for No.46 Jyoruri-ji

The approach to the main temple

The bell tower of Jyoruri-ji

The main temple of No.46 Jyoruri-ji

There were sycamores in the precincts of No.46 Joruri-ji, which gave it a tropical atmosphere. I was really surprised at the completely different atmosphere from the one at Iwaya-ji I visited yesterday in the snowy mountain!

Obinzuru-sama (Pindola Bharadvaja)

Fingerprints of Buddha

Handprint of the Buddha

Footprint of the Buddha carved in stone

It was interesting to see a variety of stones for blessings. A stone of Buddha’s hands for wisdom and literature, a stone of Buddha’s feet for safety in travel and good health, etc.

It was a bit of a hassle, but I put my left foot barefoot on the Buddha’s footprint stone to pray for safe trip onwards, especially since I had trouble on my left knee. Of course, I stroked the Buddha’s handprint stone too for my wisdom 🙂

Yakushi-Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru) is dedicated



A 1000 years old Chinese juniper

The lady who put the stamp and wrote the me script at Joruri-ji looked gentle and very kind. She said to me “Did you walk from Iwaya-ji in the snow?. That must have been tough”, then gave me some sweets as Osettai.

The temple stamp of No.46 Jyoruri-ji

Dedicated toYakushi-Nyorai (薬師如来)
Founded byGyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)
DenominationShingon-sect Busan-group (真言宗豊山派)
Mantraおん ころころ せんだり まとうぎ そわか
On Korokoro Sendari Matougi Sowaka
Next templeNo.47 Yasaka-ji (0.9 Km away)
Previous templeNo.45 Iwaya-ji (29.5 Km away)
No.46 Jyoruri-ji