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.”
- Shiga Pref. Otsushi Honkatata 1-16-18
- Otsu Area
- open everyday
- [Admission fee]300yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Smoking area only
- Not available
- English Menu
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Yes (closed if alarm is issued)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Pet friendly
- Yes (only if you can hold it with a small animal)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- Nice view, nice area, but not worth paying an entrance fee for.Could get a photo through the fence to the side.
- 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 :)
- 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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- m | On foot about minutes
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