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Hyakusaiji

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323 Hyakusaijichō, Higashiomi, Shiga 527-0144, Japan

Buddhist temple atop a mountain, founded in 606 & known for vivid fall foliage & its water gardens.

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phone+81 749-46-1036
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Mondays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Divertimento 3 months ago

Hyakusaiji, located at 323 Hyakusaijicho, Higashiomi, Shiga 527-0144, Japan, is a significant Buddhist temple with a rich history. Founded in the 8th century, during the Nara period, it holds a profound connection to the ancient Baekje Kingdom in Korea. The temple's name, "Hyakusaiji," literally translates to "Hundred Years Temple," symbolizing its enduring legacy. Throughout centuries, Hyakusaiji has witnessed various historical periods, surviving wars and societal changes. The temple complex showcases a blend of architectural styles, reflecting the cultural influences it absorbed over time. Visitors can explore intricately adorned halls, serene gardens, and sacred artifacts, offering a glimpse into Japan's spiritual and artistic heritage. Hyakusaiji remains an active religious site, attracting pilgrims and tourists alike. Its enduring presence stands as a testament to the resilience of Japanese Buddhism and the cultural treasures preserved within its sacred grounds.

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RD 1 5 months ago

Lots of big tree, peaceful and worth to visit

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Takayuki Shuku a year ago

the garden was beautiful. you can feed carps.

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Tanaka Kazuki 4 years ago

A very nice and recommended place to visit in Shiga Ken.

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Adison Choongwattana 5 years ago

The place is very nice in autumn. It exceeded my expectation.