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Joju'in Temple (Tako Yakushi), Tokyo

Joju'in Temple (Tako Yakushi) - Tokyo, Japan
Joju'in Temple (Tako Yakushi)
3-11-11 Shimo Meguro, Tokyo, Japan 153-0064Map
+81 3 3712 8942
Neighborhood: Meguro-ku
Overview

Joju'in Temple's principal image is of an octopus with the god of healing, Yakushi, sitting on top. The priest, Ennin, saw Yakushi in a dream and made the carving to thwart an impending epidemic. While studying in China, Ennin learned how to bestow healing on the temple's stones. The stones can also be employed to remove unwanted warts! This was another technique that Ennin brought back from China.

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Joju'in Temple (Tako Yakushi) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Meguro Station
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