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Onjo-ji (Mii-dera) Temple天台寺門宗総本山園城寺 三井寺


The Onjo-ji Temple is the head temple of the Tendaijimon Buddhist sect and is located in Otsu City. The temple is also known as one of the “Omi Hakkei” (Best 8 scenic spots in Omi) (Mii-no-Bansho lit. the temple’s evening bell). In the main temple structure which is a National Treasure, the principal image of Miroku Bosatsu (Maitreya Bodhisattva) is said to be enshrined, but since it is unconditionally a Buddhist image withheld from public view, it is not made public. Kannondo and Shakado, the stamp office for temple number 14 of Saigoku Sanjusansho Kannon Pilgrimage stand lined up within the temple, which possesses a great many National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. It is also a well-known spot for its autumnal leaves.


Shiga Pref. Otsushi Onjoujichou 246

phone 0775222238


Review of Onjo-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/02 Beautiful and peaceful environment
We visited this place at the sakura (cherry blossoms) season but it was not crowded with tourists as expected. Actually we could walk quite leisurely around and enjoy the beautiful view. There was a...
Reviewed:2018/07/24 You feel calm and sacred of this place
if you not like the crowd of tourists, I highly recommend here. sometimes, japanese movie take shoot here because this temple has older history than Hieizan Enryakuzi temple from 686 . And almost the...
Reviewed:2018/06/20 Samurai X live action was shot here
+ no crowds
+ rich history
+ they have peacocks
+ great views of lake biwa and otsu city
+ loved the grand canal on the way to this temple

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Shiga Pref. Otsushi Onjoujichou 246 [map]



[Admission fee] Adults 600 Yen, Senior High School Students 300 Yen, Elementary School Students 200 Yen
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