Myotsuji temple [明通寺]

Sanmon gate of Myotsuji
Sanmon gate of Myotsuji
Photo by Fukui Prefectual Tourism Federation

Main hall and three-story pagoda of Myotsuji
Main hall and three-story pagoda of Myotsuji
Photo by Fukui Prefectual Tourism Federation

Myotsuji is a Buddhist temple located about 7 km southeast of Obama station.
And it is located about 5 km southeast of Higashi-Obama station.

Both "o" and "u" in the word are pronounced long, so it is reas as "Myôtsûji".

It is said that this temple was founded by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro in the 806.

He was a Shogun and led his army for conquest of the Tohoku Region in this period.
He also founded Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto.

The temple is surrounded by forest in the mountain.

Main hall and three-story pagoda of Myotsuji
Main hall and three-story pagoda of Myotsuji
Photo by Fukui Prefectual Tourism Federation

Three-story pagoda of Myotsuji in winter
Three-story pagoda of Myotsuji in winter
Photo by Fukui Prefectual Tourism Federation

The main hall was built in 1258, and is designated as a national treasure.
It was overhauled in 1923.
Some important Buddha statues are enshrined in the hall.

The three-story pagoda is also designated as a national treasure.

It was built in 1270.
The height is about 22 meters, and two Buddha statues are enshrined in the pagoda.

How to get here

Run for 5 km by rental bicycle or car from Higashi-Obama station.

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