Please help Sanbutsuji Temple repair pilgrimage routes to the national treasure Nageiredo at Mt. Mitoku

Nageiredo is a sacred temple built into a small cave on a cliff face of Mount Mitoku. It is one of the most popular and most important tourism spots in Tottori prefecture. It was constructed more than 1,000 years ago and because of its unique structure and historic value, Nageiredo is registered as a national treasure of Japan.
The path leading up to Nageiredo is Shugendo (mountain asceticism) and it requires some challenging climbing of tree roots and mountain paths to reach it.

Big cracks emerged in the mountain rocks after the great earthquake in Tottori on October 21st, 2016

Now climbing up the mountain is totally prohibited. According to the experts, it will take some years and millions of dollars to fix all the cracks. It's a very difficult and unfortunate situation.

We will build a detour so that people can still climb the mountain to appreciate the magnificent view of Nageiredo.

The start of mountain climbing season is just around the corner. We have no time to waste. The construction of the detour is scheduled from April 8 to 18th. We cannot turn back. We need your support.

After the earthquake, we have received so many heartwarming messages from around the world. We really appreciate your thoughts and we are determined to stand strong to recover from the natural disaster.

Mitokusan Sanbutsuji temple