Chomeiji Temple

Temple
A Buddhist temple located in Chomeiji-cho, Omihachiman City. Records state the temple was founded by Prince Shotoku. The temple’s principal object of worship is a 1,000 handed, 11 faced, three bodied figure of Kanzeon Bodhisattva; said to grant long life and health to worshippers, this figure has attracted believers since ancient times. Temple buildings such as the main temple are designated Important Cultural Properties and every structure is at least designated a Cultural Property by the city or prefecture. The temple is counted as the 31st temple on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage.

Spot details

Address
Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi -chomeijichou 157
Phone
0748330031
Hours
[Hours]8:00-17:00
Closed
Closed during stormy weather (such as when a storm warning is issued)
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Biwako-free-wifi)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • The secret to long life
    4.0 Reviewed:2015.06.30
    As part of my cycling tour around Ōmihachiman, I stopped at Chomeiji Temple and decided to climb up the stairs which is something you shouldnt do (at least when its summer). However, climbing the...
  • The quiet and peaceful temple on Ikiya Mountain.
    5.0 Reviewed:2013.12.17
    I went to Chomeiji Temple on Dec 4, 2013. It is located in Omihashiman. From JR Omihashiman, it took about 30 mins by bus to the base of the temple. The highlight of this temple is to walk up the...
  • 眺めは最高!
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.04.12
    一番下から登らなくても、石段の途中まで車で行けます。頑張って太郎坊神社まで行ってください。そこからの眺めは最高です!

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