Charms of Minamiboso (17) Cliff Temple


Though its official name is Daifuku-ji temple, locals call it Gake Kannon or Cliff Temple, as this striking vermillion building is poised on a cliff. Peering inside, you can see that the building was built to protect the Goddess of Mercy (Kannon) who is carved directly into the cliff face. Also, don’t forget to look up the ceiling, where brightly colored flowers and birds are painted against a lapis lazuli blue. Above all, the breathtaking view of Tateyama Bay at sunset is something that you don’t want to miss.