Mitsuishiyama Kannon Temple – 三石山 観音寺

Chiba, April千葉 4月

Our next destination was Mitsuishiyama Kannon-ji, which was one hour drive away from Kasamori Kannon. When we arrived at the temple, it started to rain again, so Ishikawa held the umbrella like a true gentleman, and I took pictures from underneath it.

次に、笠森観音から車で約1時間の三石山 観音寺を目指しました。お寺に着いた時、また雨が降り始めました。石川さんが傘を持つと本物の紳士の様な出で立ちで、私は下方から写真を撮りました。

This temple is a famous power spot to pray for marriage, and it got its name from the three stones on the back of the building. The place was astonishing; the small temple looked like it was about to crush under the huge stones. The location is quite high, and in clear weather it’s possible to see Mt. Fuji.

このお寺は縁結びにご利益があるパワースポットとして有名で、名前は寺院の裏にある3つの石から付けられました。ここは驚くべき場所でした。小さな神殿は巨大な岩に押しつぶされそうな様子でした。かなり高い所にあるので、天気のいい日は富士山を見ることもできるそうです。

Stone steps took us to the narrow pathway between the rocks, and to the highest peak, where is Okuno-in, the place people pray. It is customary to tie your handkerchief to the fence.

石の階段を登り、狭い岩間の道を通って、山頂の祈りの場、奥の院に行きました。そこではハンカチをフェンスに結ぶ習慣がありました。

The temple and its rocks
Climb the stairs…
… go through a narrow path between rocks…
… and you will reach the highest point!
Okuno-in and the handkerchief fence

Mitsuishiyama Kannon-ji

1407 Kusagawara, Kimitsu, Chiba, 292-0525 Japan

三石山 観音寺

〒292-0525 千葉県君津市草川原1407

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