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Muryo-ji Temple無量寺

Temple

A special Rinzai Tofukuji Buddhist temple located in an urban area in Kushimoto Town, the southernmost point on the main Japanese island of Honshu. The temple was founded by the priest Kokan Shiren. One of the temple’s highlights is the many fusumae sliding screen paintings installed in the main temple building. These were originally created by the famous Edo period Maruyama School famous artist Maruyama Okyo and Nagasawa Rosetsu. With the ravages of time, these paintings were close to being lost, but precise digital recreations were able to be produced thanks to local supporters, and visitors can enjoy seeing what these paintings are supposed to look like in all their glory. Because of its connection to Rosetsu, the temple is also known as the “Rosetsu-ji.” The Kushimoto Okyo Rosetsu Art Museum, located on the temple’s grounds, displays 96 paintings dating from the Muromachi period to the Edo period by artists such as Nagasawa Rosetsu and Maruyama Okyo.

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place Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 833
phone 0735620468

Details

Address

Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 833 [map]

Phone

0735620468

Hours
9:30-16:30
Closed
open everyday
※There may be days when the facility is closed.
Fees
[Main building/Honshu barrier painting and storage] 1,300 yen
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.