Ryokaizan Yokokuraji Temple (両界山横蔵寺)
This temple is said to have been built in 803 by Saicho in the mountains at the end of National Route 267 in the Ibigawa-cho area of Ibi County, Gifu Prefecture. It enshrines 22 important cultural properties including Bhaisajyaguru, and is called Mino’s Shosoin (treasure house) because it has a collection of many paintings and books. Among them, the remains of Myoshin Hoshi, said to be a “sokushinbutsu” (self-mummified monk), can be seen in the “sharido” (hall where a Buddha’s remains are kept). The temple grounds and the mountain trees are very colorful in the autumn, and an autumn leave festival and tree illumination are held, delighting the eyes of many people as a popular spot for the changing autumn leaves.
Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Tanigumikambara 1160 (Gifu / Ogaki / YoroArea)
[Treasure Hall/Sharido] 10:00-16:00
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- Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Tanigumikambara 1160 [map]
- [Treasure Hall/Sharido] 10:00-16:00
- open everyday
[Treasure Hall] When it rains, Dec.--Mar.
- [Admission fee to worship]
[Small, Junior High School Students] 200yen
- Parking Lot
- Available (about 200 spaces)
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.