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Ukimido (浮御堂)

A temple building located on the grounds of the Mangetsu-ji Buddhist temple in Honkatata, Otsu City. The temple building was built on the waters of Lake Biwa by the priest Genshin in the Heian period to pray for safety on the lake as well as the salvation of the masses. The current building is a reconstruction erected in 1937. The temple building is also known for being depicted in one of the traditional picturesque “Eight Views of Omi”—in this case, the view titled “Geese Alighting at Katata.”

place

Shiga Pref. Otsushi Honkatata 1-16-18 (OtsuArea)

phone 0775720455
place

8:00-17:00
[Dec.]8:00-16:30

Review of Ukimido

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/03 Nice
Nice view, nice area, but not worth paying an entrance fee for.
Could get a photo through the fence to the side.
Reviewed:2017/06/17 Calm.,
I went solo for this trip., and was not able to get inside but i did see it from the bay side., looks mysterious and just a peaceful aura :)
Reviewed:2016/01/30 Beautiful out of the way temple
Went in mid-December and had the entire place to ourselves. The temple grounds are rather small, but theres nothing stopping you from walking out to the floating temple and gazing out at Lake Biwa...

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Details

Address
Shiga Pref. Otsushi Honkatata 1-16-18 [map]
Area
OtsuArea
Phone
0775720455
Hours
8:00-17:00
[Dec.]8:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]300yen
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Smoking area only
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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          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.