Iwato Kannondo Hall and Cave were built in 1936. In the cave, about 120 meters long, you can face to 33 different statues of the Kannon, the Goddess of mercy,Believe or not, it is famous as
a power spot (place filled with spiritual power)
among the people having entrance exam, or seeking chances for love affair. Don’t forget to try fortune paper vender machine, which is very much retro fashioned. Have fun!
A solemn space with 33 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
You can find the Iwato Kannon-do, by coming from the National Route 230 and then going down at the intersection in front of the Shogetsu Grand Hotel.
The Iwato Kannon-do is dedicated to the spirits of many people who gave their lives to the construction of the highway connecting Otaru and Jozankei, the second toll road in Japan, and was build also to pray for traffic safety.
Once a year, the “Iwato Kannon-do Festival” is held here, attracting a lot of spectators.
- Sapporo, Hokkaido , Minami-ku Jozankei Onsennishi 3-chome
- BUSINESS DAYS
- Free (cave admission fee 300 yen for adults 100 yen for children)
- sightseeing, hisitory
- stroll, free