Cultural Assets-Sutra Mounds

Dai-itoku-ji Temple Hosshihon (Sutra mound #10)

Sutra mound #10. Dai-itoku-ji Temple is said to have been founded by En no Gyoja. On the temple grounds is a large stone engraved with bonji (Sanskrit) script. The Katsurei-zakki (a guidebook on Katsuragi Shugen published in 1850) mentions that a stone believed to be sutra mound #10 is found within the temple gate. The temple has been famous since the Edo Period (1603 to 1867) for its autumn foliage. The Izumi Meisho Zu-e (an illustrated guidebook published in 1796) tells how En no Gyoja first came here, trained under a waterfall, carved a statue of the Buddhist deity Fudoson (or Fudo Myo-o), and enshrined it here. The two-story pagoda on the precincts has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government.


Kishiwada City Tourism Department 072-423-9486


1178 Ohsawa-cho, Kishiwada-shi, Osaka Prefecture


20 min. drive from Kaizuka IC on Hanwa Expressway; or from Nankai Kishiwada Station, take the Nankai Wing Bus bound for Ushitakisan, get off at Ushitakisan bus stop, and walk 3 minutes




8:00 to 16:00 (gate closed*)
*After the gate is closed, you cannot exit. Gate closing time may change depending on season and weather.


Open year-round


None (paid parking available nearby)