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Nagahama Betsuin Daitsuji Temple (Gobou-san)長浜別院 大通寺


This is a temple of the Otani sect of Shinshu that has long been fondly known by the nickname of “Gobo-san”, whose origins lie in its establishment on the site of Nagahama Castle in 1602. Thereafter, it was moved to its current location in 1652. You can catch a glimpse of the splendid Momoyama culture in the main hall and the banquet hall which are said to be the remains of Fushimi castle and have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties. Within the temple grounds, there is also Ganzanken Japanese Garden, a kanshoshiki kare-sansui (“dry landscape”) garden, and there is also the Rantei Japanese Garden which is a National Place of Scenic Beauty. The temple is famous for having a great number of cultural properties such as paintings on paper sliding doors and screens.

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place Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 32-9
phone 0749620054

Review of Daitsuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/01/23 Didn't expect that...
It was not in my plan, however, I am glad that I did pay a visit. The temple was big (the section which you had to pay to enter).

They had a plant that stated at least 250 years old. The garden...
Reviewed:2015/06/30 Wonderful Japanese artwork
This was one of the most interesting Japanese temples we visited. It is much larger than it appears from the outside and includes a couple of interesting gardens. The main attraction for us was the...
Reviewed:2018/11/19 長浜衆の財力



Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 32-9 [map]



[Admission fee to worship]Adults500yen, Junior High School Students100yen, Elementary school age students and underFree
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Shiga Main Areas


Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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