Nanzoin Temple (Shibarare Jizo)




Visit the rope-bound Buddha

Near the main hall is the Shibarare Jizo, a Buddha statue that worshipers tie up with straw ropes to make their prayers come true. It is said that that the Shibarare Jizo is especially good for protection against thieves, warding off evil and help with marriage. Every year on December 31 the statue is freed from a year's worth of ropes in the Rope Untying Ceremony. On the same day is also the Musubi-daruma Market, where you can buy a special daruma doll tied in a rope.

*The information in this article was accurate at the time of the interview and it is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information before visiting.
*The above article is based on coverages made until March 2020.

HOURS 9:00am-4:00pm (on December 31 only stays open until about 2:00am)
CLOSED Open 365 days a year
COST Visits are free of charge
ADDRESS 2-28-25 Higashi-mizumoto, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
ACCESS 15 min. walk from Kanamachi Station on the JR Joban Line and Keisei Kanamachi Line
TEL 03-3607-1758


  • No comments to display

Open a DiGJAPAN!
account to comment.

Open a DiGJAPAN! Account



Places near here

Kameari Park

Kameari Park

Meet Ryo-san from KochiKame!

Yotsugi Station

Yotsugi Station

The Captain Tsubasa train station

Yamada Yoji Museum

Yamada Yoji Museum

Immerse in the world of movie director Yoji Y...