Cultural Assets-Temples and Shrines

Makiosan Sefuku-ji Temple

This famous temple was founded by order of Emperor Kinmei shortly after Buddhism came to Japan from overseas in the 6th century. On the temple grounds are a stone marker indicating the site of the Makiosan sutra mound and Kami-do, where legend holds that the great monk Kukai shaved his head upon converting to Buddhism. The temple is also home to two statues that are the only examples of their kind in Japan. One is a statue of the bodhisattva Bato Kannon that shows the soles of his feet. The other is a 4-meter-high seated statue of the deity Hochigai Daikannon.


Temple office 0725-92-2332


136 Makiosan-cho, Izumi-shi, Osaka Prefecture


20 min. drive from Kishiwada-Izumi IC on Hanwa Expressway


Main hall 500 yen


8:00 to 17:00
Note: December through February: 8:00 to 16:00


Open year-round


100 spaces