Conglomerate Bedding and Stone Buddha Statues of Kinsho-ji Temple (Chichibu Pilgrimage Temple No. 4)Geosite 2
At the inner shrine, you can see a discordance of the jamongan (serpentine) of Sotochichibu Mountains and the conglomerate bedding of Chichibu Basin. Between the two strata there is a difference in time of roughly 70 million to 50 million years.
About 1,300 or more stone buddha statues are made from stones sourced from the western corner of Chichibu Basin and these stones were carried to this location by the hands of many worshipers.
- Bus: Take the Seibu Kanko Bus bound for Sadamine/Minanoeki (via Misawa) from Seibu Railway Seibu-Chichibu Station (around 18 minutes). Get off at Kinshoji and walk for 5 minutes.
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