Saikyo-ji Temple

Saikyo-ji was built by Prince Shotoku and restored by Master Shinsei. It is also the head temple of the Tendai Shinsei sect of Buddhism. As a place of Buddhist practice and precepts, not a single day passes where Buddhist prayers are not performed. The temple was rebuilt by Akechi Mitsuhide after it was destroyed by fire in the seige of Mt. Hiei, and the Akechi family tomb remains at the temple. On the temple grounds, you can visit the main hall (an important cultural asset) constructed entirely from Japanese zelkova and the reception hall located in the reconstructed Fushimi-Momoyama Castle.

Address Otsu Sakamoto 5-13-1
Access ■By train
On foot: 20-minute walk from Keihan Sakamoto Station
By bus: Get on at JR Hieizan-Sakamoto Station and get off at the Saikyo-ji bus stop
■By car
10-minute drive from the Kosai Road Shimosakamoto Interchange
Parking 50 spaces for normal-size vehicles and limited spaces for large vehicles
Contact TEL:+81-77-578-0013
Business Hours 9:00 a.m.- 04:30 p.m.
Closed on No holiday
Price 500 yen for adults (450 yen for groups of more than 30 people)
URL http://www.saikyoji.org/

Notes

Notes

Spot connected to the Year of the Monkeyhttp://www.otsu.or.jp/information/archives/37
身代わりの手白猿.jpg White-Pawed Monkey said to take the place of worshippers for them
猿瓦(遠くを見る).jpg 猿瓦(親子).jpgThere are many monkey-shaped tile decorations thorughout the temple grounds