“Monthly Pilgrimage” in which pilgrims receive a special red stamp at one temple once a month

A new pilgrimage initiative starting on the occasion of this 1300 year commemorative event in which pilgrims receive a special red seal at one designated pilgrimage site once a month

In recent years, Japan has been hit with one natural disaster after another, and there is growing concern toward the increasingly volatile state of global affairs. While it has been five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan is still on the path toward recovery.
On the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the inception of the Saigoku Sanjusansho Pilgrimage, a Buddhist memorial service will be held every month at one temple on the pilgrimage circuit, in addition to a “monthly pilgrimage” to pray for the recovery of disaster stricken areas and for world peace together with pilgrims. On the day of the memorial service, participants will receive a special stamp together with the red stamp in your nokyo-cho (prayer book), so do participate in this event! This pilgrimage format will be continued after the end of the commemorative event.

Starting from April 2016 at the first pilgrimage site!

This is a new pilgrimage format in which pilgrims receive a special red stamp (seen above) at one temple along the pilgrimage route in numerical order once a month at a designated date and time. We will continue this pilgrimage format into the future.


  Temple name Date held (time of Buddhist memorial service)
*Red seals are given out during the whole day (within nokyo hours of each day).
Location Telephone number
15 Imakumanokannonji 2017/06/18 13:00 Kyoto prefecture 075-561-5511
16 Kiyomizudera 2017/07/18 09:00 Kyoto prefecture 075-551-1234
17 Rokuharamitsuji 2017/08/27 09:00 Kyoto prefecture 075-561-6980
18 Rokkakudo Chohoji 2017/09/10 11:00 Kyoto prefecture 075-221-2686
19 Koudou Gyouganji 2017/10/25 11:00 Kyoto prefecture 075-211-2770
20 Yoshiminedera 2017/11/05 10:00 Kyoto prefecture 075-331-0020
21 Anaoji 2017/12/10 14:00 Kyoto prefecture 0771-24-0809
22 Sojiji 2018/01/18 10:00 Osaka prefecture 072-622-3209
23 Katsuoji 2018/02/18 11:30 Osaka prefecture 0797-87-0024
24 Nakayamaddera 2018/03/18 10:00 Hyogo prefecture 0797-87-0024

*The above is the schedule to date. It may change depending on circumstances.