Believed to be the successor of the Yanaizu-no-In temple founded by Gyoki, a prominent Buddhist priest, in the Nara Period.
Gyoki, who dedicated himself to construction of the Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple in Nara, built 49 temples, including Konyoji Temple in Itami. Yanaizu-no-In is one of them.
A stone lantern in the temple grounds is inscribed with the words “Ōei Junen,” indicating the year 1403. Being such a rare example of a stone lantern of that era in the prefecture, it has been designated as a Cultural Property of Hyogo Prefecture.