Cultural Assets-Temples and Shrines

Kono Amida-do Hall

Local residents have safeguarded the Kono Amida-do Hall over the years in Kono, located in a mountainous area to the northwest of Katsuragi Town. The structure, which was built in 1686, houses objects including statues of the Buddhist deities Amida Nyorai and the Four Heavenly Kings as well as mandalas and other ritual implements. Documents written by Shugendo practitioners who visited the hall can be found at the structure, where according to legend they interacted and drank tea with villagers. The building was certified by the Japanese government as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property in 2019.


Katsuragi Tourism Association 0736-22-0300


Higashitani, Katsuragi-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture


25 min. drive from Katsuragi-nishi IC on Keinawa Expressway; or take a Katsuragi Town DRT Taxi and get off at Kurumidani and walk 20 minutes



— (The building itself is closed to visitors.)



(Please refrain from visiting by car as the area’s roads are narrow.)