Last updated: September 6, 2018

Chie no Wa Stone Lantern

The Chie no Wa (Circle of Wisdom) lantern was originally used to guide ships at sea.  It now stands on the shore as a monument praying for the safety of those who cross the Monju waters.

It is said that you can become wise by passing through the lantern three times.  However, it is dangerous to attempt to climb through the lantern so instead, people put just their head through the hole of the lantern or walk around it three times.

Spot Name Chie no Wa Stone Lantern
Address 京都府宮津市文珠 [ Map ]
Opening Hours Open all hours
Regular Holiday None
Usage Fee Free
Reference Amanohashidate Tourism Association


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<Chie no Wa Stone Lantern>Access Information
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Access Train (get off at Amanohashidate Station) or bus (get off at Monju or Amanohashidate station);
A 5-10 minute walk from Amanohashidate Station
Parking Available (Use Chionji Temple Parking Lot)
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