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Yomeji Temple (永明寺)

A Soto Zen Buddhist temple surrounded by forest. It has been designated a prefectural Tangible Cultural Property as the family temple of generations of Tsuwano Castle feudal lords including the Yoshimi, Sakazaki, and Kamei clans. Rarely seen today, the superb thatched roof was reconstructed in 1779. It contrasts strikingly with features like the white plaster walls, stone walls, and old pillars. The majestic grounds have been designated as a part of the Tsuwano Feudal Lord Kamei Family Graveyard National Historic Site. The graves of the first Tsuwano feudal lord, Sakazaki Naomori, and the great Meiji period writer Ogai Mori are also on the premises.

place

Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 107 (Masuda / TsuwanoArea)

phone 0856720137
place

9:00-15:30

Review of Yomeiji

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/03/22 Awesoem Little Gem in tsuwano
Nice they kept this place well-maintained. Garden is even better with the Koi fish. This town seems to love Koi. Definitely worth a stop by.
Reviewed:2013/11/27 Beautiful scenery!
Fallen leaves falling like rain.
Beautiful scenery.
The temple is built in architectural style unique to Japan called Hsuan roofing.
I can experience the stunning borrowed landscape.
Can...
Reviewed:2019/12/02 紅葉の名所の歴史あるお寺
駐車場の管理人さんから「他をおいても永明寺(ようめいじ)だけは行きなさい」と勧められて訪れました。

約240年前に再建された大きな茅葺き屋根の本堂が見事な曹洞宗のお寺で、周囲の紅葉とも見事にマッチングされています。

又、境内地には森鴎外のお墓もあって奥深い歴史を感じました。

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Details

Address
Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 107 [map]
Area
Masuda / TsuwanoArea
Phone
0856720137
Hours
9:00-15:30
Closed
9/25, Other Irregular holidays (Inquiry required)
Fees
Grounds free
*Main hall, Garden, Treasure Museum Admission fee to worship is 300yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Other (Not available in the hall)
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
*Approximately one and a half years from 12 Monday 2019, scheduled restoration work.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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