Sumadera Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hyogo prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ).
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"須磨寺（福祥寺）" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||4, Sumaderacho, Suma-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
"兵庫県神戸市須磨区須磨寺町４丁目６－８" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute walk from Sumadera Station on the Hankyu Line.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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