Ryotanji Temple

Temple
A Buddhist temple located in Furusawa-cho, Hikone City. The temple was founded in what is now Shizuoka Prefecture during the Nara period by the great priest Gyoki. The family temple of the Ii clan for generations, the temple was moved to Hikone when the general Ii Naomasa became the lord of Sawayama Castle. The temple is famous for its beautiful gardens. The temple holds a Daruma Festival each year on April 1 and 2; during the festival, 3,000 Daruma dolls are consecrated.

Spot details

Address
Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Furusawachou 1104
Phone
0749222777
Hours
9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult]400yen
[Elementary school students]150yen
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Very green and beautiful
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.04.26
    I visited this temple in month of April so it appeared to be blessed with nature. Everything was go green and the cherry blossom in early April made it look surreal. Probably one kilometer away from...
  • Gorgeous sights
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.02.11
    Ryotanji is beautiful indoors and out. The landscaping outside is soft and inviting, the displays inside are very neat and pretty-looking, and the gardens in particular are very nicely cultivated. I...
  • Beautiful little temple
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.11.29
    Fine gardens, painted screens, contemplative atmosphere and the few other visitors we saw there were there to worship.

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