Nanzoin Temple is famous for the Shibare Jizo, which is a temple where you can make a wish come true if you bind the Jizo with a rope.

This temple is located in Higashimizumoto, Katsushika-ku, south of Mizumoto Park at the northern end of Katsushika-ku, and is known for the “Shibare Jizo”, a Jizo statue whose body is wrapped with a rope to make a wish.

The temple enshrines Shakyamuni Buddha and Jizoson. The temple is also known for its divine virtues, such as theft prevention, prevention of bad luck, marriage, fulfillment of various wishes, and healing of incurable illnesses.

On New Year’s Eve, the “Knotting Daruma Market” is held to bring good luck and to tie various wishes together. it’s especially popular for those wanting to get rid of bad luck in matchmaking.

From JR Kanamachi Station or Keisei Kanamachi Station, it is about a 20-minute walk in the north direction. From JR Kanamachi Station, take the Keisei bus bound for Togasaki Yushirojo and get off at the Shibare Jizo stop, a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.

Parking is not available during the New Year’s holiday, so we recommend that you park at a large nearby parking lot.

Origin of Shibarare Jizo

Nanzoin Temple Katsushika

Ooka Echizen no Mamoru tied Jizo with a rope and dragged it around the city because Jizo was silently watching thieves steal antiques.

The stolen goods came out from the antiquity, and the bandits were rounded up, so Echizen-no-Mamoru built a hall in Jizo and held a memorial service to unbind the rope.

Since then, people tied the Jizo with a rope and made a wish, and when the wish was granted, the rope was untied.

Nanzoin Temple Information

FeeFree of charge
Rope sold for 100 yen per rope
Address2-28-25 Higashimizumoto, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

How To Get To Nanzoin Temple

  • 15 minutes walk from Kanamachi Station on Joban Line or Keisei Kanamachi Station on Keisei Kanamachi Line.
  • Or from Kanamachi Station or Keisei Kanamachi Station, take the Keisei Bus (bound for Togasaki Sharyo) and get off at Shibare Jizo-mae.

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