If your love life needs a little divine intervention or if you simply want to express thanks for finding the love of your life, Fukuin is a tranquil place to do it.
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Goshuin (Visit Proof Stamp)


  • This place was once the residence of Jianzhen, the propagator of Buddhism in Japan, after his arrival in Japan in 753 A.D.

  • In 810 A.D., Kukai, founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, proposed the construction of an octagonal pagoda. Our principal image, the "Fuku-kensak-kannon," was enshrined at this time.

  • In the Kamakura period (1185-1333), several high priests led by Eison often used FUKUIN to promote a 'revitalization of precepts.'

  • In the Taisho period (1912-1926), the priest Kogen Mitani rebuilt the main hall. He later earned the devotion of the local 'Naramachi geisha' as they visited the shrine to pray for the spirit to properly make, and end, relationships, leading to the shrine becoming regarded as a women's refuge. 

​Visit, and observe Monthly/Annual Rituals /Events!

Monthly  Schedule

Every 28th : Shingon Homa Fire Rituals (Exception 21st for Aug. and Nov. ) 

Annual   Schedule

January 1

New Year's Rituals

January 21

Hatsudaishi Rituals

February 3

Setsubun rituals

April 21

Mieku(Memorial service for "Kukai", "Kobodaishi"

End of April to beginning May

Spring special admission (Cancelled due to Virus pandemic)

July 24

Jizo-Bon fest

August 5 to 14 from 6PM to 8PM

Summer evening special illumination and admission

August 21

Urabon Segakie (Service for suffering spirits)

End October to beginning November

Autumn special admission

November 21

Butsumyoe (Service for removal of year's sin) and Homa Fire

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Shingon-Risshu  FUKUIN TEMPLE

1365, Takabatake-cho, Nara-city, Nara