Sakudari Kannon is the 21st of Aizu's 33 Kannon pilgrimage sites is Sakudari Kannon of Rinzaishu Sakudariyama Kannon-ji Temple. This is a unique three-story structure that was built by cutting into the stone on a mountainside. It is a scenic spot from which Mount Bandai can be viewed from the edge of the veranda and the Okawa River can be viewed below. This hall is thought to have been built by the monk Tokuitsu in 830.Stories about the hidden stone Buddhist statues continue to be told to this day.
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