Formerly known as Kabata-ji Temple, Kaniman-ji Temple was built at the end of the Hakuho era (645-710). The temple's principle image is a statue of the (Shakyamuni) Buddha, a masterpiece of the Hakuho era and a designated National Treasure. The temple is also famous for its connection to the Japanese fable "The Crab's Repayment" ("Kani no ongaeshi"), which appears in multiple ancient story collections.
- 36 Kabatahama, Yamashiro-cho, Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture 619-0201
- Walk north from 20 minutes from Tanakura Station on the JR Nara Line
From Tanakura Station on the JR Nara Line, take the Kizugawa City Community Bus (weekdays only), get off at "Kanimanjiguchi" bus stop, then walk for 5 minutes.
- Business Hours
- 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on: April 18th, undetermined days