Japan Heritage SiteThree Mountains of Dewa

25Group of Substitute-Visit Monuments at Dainichiji Temple

Dainichiji Daisanto-gun

(Nishikawa Town Designated Tangible Cultural Property)

Dainichiji was most prosperous during the middle of the Edo period, when the lines of pilgrims heading for The Three Mountains of Dewa are said to have become very long. The many substitute-visit monuments and other artifacts that remain in the vicinity offer a glimpse into the lives of contemporary people.