Myojo-ji Temple

Myojo-ji Temple in Hakui City, Ishikawa Prefecture is the head temple of the Nichiren school of Buddhism in the Hokuriku region; it is the largest temple in Northern Ishikawa (the region that was formerly known as Noto Province). Ten of the buildings within the temple precincts have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties; unusually, three of these buildings—the Soshi-do hall, Hon-do hall and Sanko-do hall—are laid out in a row, a practice which was unique to the Nichiren school; the Myojo-ji Temple is the only temple in Japan where the buildings arranged in this way have retained their original appearance. The Myojo-ji Temple also has the only five-storeyed pagoda in the Hokuriku region; built on top of a small hill, it has become a famous symbol of the Temple.

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Ishikawa Pref. Hakuishi Takidanimachi Yo -1
[Apr.- Oct.]8:00-17:00
[Nov.- Mar.]8:00-16:30
open everyday
[Admission fee] [Adults (High school students)] 500yen [Small/Junior high school students] 300yen
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A visit to the Myojoji Temple
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.04.19
    This place was very calm and tranquil. A small admission fee, but an excellently maintained temple, a pleasant and quiet walk through took about an hour.
  • Breathtaking
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.05.26
    If you like Ghibli movie like locations, you will love this temple.The vegetation is amazing, ancient bending trees over overgrown shrines and tombstones. Beautiful period wooden buildings and...
  • Tranquil
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.06.01
    The temple makes a nice visit for those seeking tranquility. The architecture is classic wooden structure. You can either climb up the steep rock stairs or walk up using a path on the far right of...

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