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.
Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 107 (Masuda / TsuwanoArea)
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The temple is built in architectural style unique to Japan called Hsuan roofing.
I can experience the stunning borrowed landscape.
- Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 107 [map]
- Masuda / TsuwanoArea
- 9/25, Other Irregular holidays (Inquiry required)
- Grounds free
*Main hall, Garden, Treasure Museum Admission fee to worship is 300yen
- Parking Lot
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- Other (Not available in the hall)
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- *Approximately one and a half years from 12 Monday 2019, scheduled restoration work.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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