Its popular name Rokudo-san refers to the six areas reserved for the deceased. Since the 10th century this temple has been known as a place to pray for the souls of commoners. As his descriptions of hell were so compelling, the Chinese scholar, courtier and poet Ono no Takamura was referred to as an emissary from the Hell King himself, Emma. Included at Chinko-ji are states of the Ono no Takamura and one of Emma, besides a Yakushi reputed to provide refuge for hell's victims. The temple is well known for its welcoming bell, the Mukae-gane.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Gojo