Last updated: December 21, 2020
A spiritual cave below a Japanese garden
Explore Dokutsu Kannon, a Buddhist cave around 15 minutes walk from the Byakue Dai-Kannon statue. The cave houses 33 statues of deities and is gently lit to create a somber, spiritual atmosphere. The 400 meter-long tunnel was built around 100 years ago and took around 50 years to carve out by hand.
Next to the cave, Tokumei-en is a peaceful Japanese walking garden with seasonal foliage. In spring, it blooms with azaleas and cherries. In summer, hydrangeas emerge, and it is a beautiful place to see colorful foliage in autumn.
2857 Ishihara, Takasaki (Map)
About 15–30 minutes by bus from Takasaki Station
About 20 minutes by car from Takasaki IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Free, 25 cars
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open until 5:00 p.m. on weekends and national holidays, hours differ in winter)
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