One of Japan's three major kannons
The official name of Tsu Kannonji is Enichizan Kannonji. Situated in the center of Tsu City, the temple has been affectionately called Kannon-san by residents and people from neighboring districts from old times. As a Shingon temple it is counted alongside Asakusa and Osu Kannons as one of the three major kannons in Japan. There are annual events, such as a setsubun ceremony to drive out demons on the last day of winter, a Buddhist memorial service (April 1-3) and Tooka kannon (10 days of worship) (August 9).
||32-19 Daimon, Tsu-shi
||059-225-4013 (Enichizan Kannonji)
||Admission to the Reference library is 500 yen. (reservation required, closed on Mondays)
|Access||10 minutes from Ise Expressway, Tsu IC|
7 minutes by Mie Kotsu bus from the east exit of JR/Kintetsu Tsu Station, 3 minutes walk from Kyoguchitatemachi Stop