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Torin-ji Temple (桃林寺)

The Torin Temple is a Myoshin-ji school Rinzai Buddhist temple in Ishigaki City. It was founded in 1614 following a request from the Satsuma han (domain). The building was damaged by the Meiwa Tsunami in 1771, but was rebuilt in 1786. The temple suffered serious damage during the Battle of Okinawa in1945; it was rebuilt once again in 1947. The Torin-ji Temple has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property; it is the oldest wooden building in Okinawa. Statues of the two Deva Kings (guardian deities) flank the Sanmon gate; these carved statues are a Prefecture-designated Cultural Property.

place

Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Ishigaki 285 (Ishigaki / Miyako / Iriomote IslandArea)

phone 0980822142
place

7:00-18:00

Review of Torinji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/05 Small Temple
It’s a small temple that only takes a few minutes to visit. It holds significant historical value to the Yaeyama islands. The temple is well-maintained. It’s a trip that this building is over 400...
Reviewed:2019/04/06 Small temple
Small temple with a bell tower and main shrine. Whole trip took less than 10mins. Its a short ten min walk from city center. Closes at 7pm. Apparently has a history dated back more than 400 years...
Reviewed:2017/12/29 Small temple
It seems like an ordinary small temple, but supposedly it is an important establishment for being the oldest wooden one in Okinawa (where many are made of stone, etc). You can finish looking around...

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Address
Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Ishigaki 285 [map]
Area
Ishigaki / Miyako / Iriomote IslandArea
Phone
0980822142
Hours
7:00-18:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available (8-10 spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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