Nakayama-dera Temple, Osaka

Nakayama-dera is the 24th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage.

Nakayamadera Temple Niomon

Main gate of Nakayamadera Temple.

According to legend, a "fallen woman" came to hide in the temple but her hair got caught in the temple bell rope, tearing out a bald spot on top of her head that looked like a monk's tonsure. Thereafter, the woman repented and devoted her life to Kannon.

Nakayamadera Temple Hall

Nakayamadera Temple hondo.

Praying at the temple is said to assure women of an easy childbirth.

Nakayamadera Temple Hall

An escalator enables pregnant women to reach the hondo.