“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


It was scheduled on July 15th (Sunday), but due to heavy rain, the schedule was postponed.
The schedule will be announced as soon as it is decided.
Kyoto prefecture




2018/08/26 11:00 Kyoto prefecture




2018/09/09 11:00
※When a ship is not navigated in stormy weather 09/18 11:00
Shiga prefecture




2018/10/17 09:00 Shiga prefecture




2018/11/18 10:00 Shiga prefecture


33 Kegonji 2018/12/18 09:00 Gifu prefecture



1 Seigantoji 2019/01/18 10:00 Wakayama Prefecture 0735-55-0001
2 Kongohoji (Kimiidera) 2019/02/17 14:00 Wakayama Prefecture 073-444-1002
3 Kokawadera 2019/03/17 13:30 Wakayama Prefecture 0736-73-4830

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