This temple belongs to the Pure Land sect of Buddhism. Its garden is filled with many stone monuments and stone images of Buddhist deities. Adashino area used to be a graveyard. In the 9th century, a high priest is said to have buried a thousand stone Buddhist statues along a river flowing in Adashino, to pray for the souls of the people buried here. He also established a temple here, considered to be the origin of the current one. The main hall of the temple was reconstructed in 1712.