Aizen Yakuyoke Jizoson (Aizen guardian deity to expel evils)

愛染厄除地蔵尊(あいぜんやくよけじぞうそん)

A famous spot where the Aizen Yakuyoke Jizoson Festival is held every year

The Aizen Yakuyoke Jizoson festival is annually held on February 13-14th at the hall of Aizen Jizo-son in the Azumacho district of the Shimoyoshida area. It is said that the ears of the enshrined Jizoson open from the noon of the February 13th for 24 hours, to listen to the prayers of good people, and to expel evils. People in their climacteric year (25, 42, 61 for men, 19, 33, 37, 61 for women) offer dumplings of the number of their age to Jizoson to break the curse. People of any age may also pray for expelling evils, offering the number of dumplings of their age. This event has long been popular among the people in and out of the city, and the place bustles with many visitors and various outdoor stalls.

Address 〒403-0004 山梨県富士吉田市下吉田8-4-3(8-4-3,Shimoyoshida,Fujiyoshida,Yamanashi)
TransportPublic transport: Get off at Yoshiikeonsenmae Sta. on the Fujikyuko Line. It is then approx. 14 minutes on foot.
Car: It is approx. 10 minutes from Fujiyoshida Nishikatsura Smart I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Car ParkYes
NotesAizen Yakuyoke Jizoson Festival is held on Feb. 13 and 14 every year.