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  • Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)

  • Mii-dera Temple
    • Mii-dera is the head temple of Tendai Jimonshu which calls a formal name "Onjo-ji Temple" and is located in Otsu-city, Shiga.
    • Its common name “Mii-dera” (“temple of the three wells”) comes from the miraculous spring in which the three emperors Tenji, Tenmu and Jito were given their firth bath (Ubuyu).
    • A left photograph is the "Nio-mon(Deva gate)" specified to be an important cultural property.

The cherry tree of Mii-dera.

    The cherry tree of Mii-dera Temple

  • There is a tree of 1000 or more cherry in the precincts of a temple, and the precincts of a temple where Somei Yoshino and a wild cherry tree are vast at first will be dyed light pink in April.Moreover, a light rise is carried out in the season of a cherry tree.
  • It says that Hideyoshi Toyotomi moved from the Kamakura period last stage to Fushmi Castle the tower which suited Hiso-ji of Nara Prefecture by the construction in early stages of the Muromachi period, and Ieyasu Tokugawa made it reconstruct in Mii-dera in 1601.

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    Access to Mii-dera Temple

  • [Address]
  •     246, Enjoji-cho, Otsu-city, Shiga Pref.
  • [Access]
  •     Keihan Ishiyama-line; 10-minute walk from Miidera Station.
  • [The link to a website]
  •     The website of "Mii-dera Temple"

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