Myoken-ji temple is head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism. the temple is also known as a one of the "Sangusokuzan"(Three Complete Temples of Nichizo(*1)) along with Ryuhon-ji temple and Myokaku-ji temple. After it was built in 1321, it changed locations and was rebuilt many times because of civil wars and oppression. It burned down in a fire in 1788. but was rebuilt again in 1834 and still stands today.….
(*1)Nichizo - one of Nichiren's(the founder of Nichiren Buddhism) disciples
Main hall of Myoken-ji temple. Life-sized images of "Nichiren", "Nichiro" and "Nichizo" are enshrined here.
This is a big temple, but not many tourists visit it.
In the spring, the weeping cherries in full blossom look extremely beautiful, making it one of those out-of-the-way sightseeing spots that only insiders know about.
514 Myokenjimaecho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
|Open||9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (winter 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.)|
|Admission||(garden - 500yen)|
|Access||10 minute walk from Subway Imadegawa 5 minute walk from City Bus Stop Teranouchi|