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Myotsu-ji Temple

Myotsu-ji Temple – a national treasure of Wakasa, Fukui

Myotsu-ji is a temple with a very long history, which is said to have been built by general and shogun Tamuramaro Sakanoue in 806. Set deep in an ancient forest, the time-weathered main building and the three-storied pagoda, both designated a national treasure, are truly awe-inspiring. In addition, the temple enshrines some Buddha statues that are registered as important cultural properties.

Main hall and the three-storied pagoda designated as a national treasure

The main hall of the temple and the three-storied pagoda, respectively built in 1258 and 1270, still retain a beautiful appearance of pure Japanese designs. The main hall enshrines three powerful Buddha statues, which stand with dignity exuding a unique aura. Surrounded by lush nature and a treasure trove of important cultural properties, the ancient temple has much to offer.


Name Myotsu-ji Temple
Web Sites https://www.wakasa-obama.jp/en/Tourism/detail.php?id=1
Address 5-21 Monzen, Obama-shi, Fukui
Access Approximately 10 minutes' taxi ride from Higashi-Obama Station on the JR Obama Line
Approximately 15 minuets' taxi ride from Obama Station
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (December to February: 9:00 to 16:30)
Closed Open all year round
Inquiries TEL: 0770-57-1355
Admission Adults: 500 yen; Students: 460 yen; Elementary school students: 250 yen

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