Shiga-in Monseki Temple

It is said that this temple is the relocated Hosho-ji Temple, which was moved from Kitahaku-gawa, Kyoto by the Buddhist monk Tenkai in 1615. Later, the temple was given the name Shiga-in by Emperor Go-Mizunoo. Until the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868), the temple served for generations as the residence for imperial princes who became Tendai Buddhist monks. The temple itself is quite a sight, with an anoushuzumi-style stone gate, whitewashed walls, an early Edo Period landscape garden designed by the famous Kobori Enshu (a nationally designated a sight of scenic beauty) and sliding door paintings created by artists of the Kano school.

Address 4-6-1 Sakamoto, Otsu City
Access ■By train
20 min walk from JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station, or 5 min walk from Keihan Sakamoto Hieizan-guchi Station
■By car
10 min from Kosei Road Shimosakamoto Interchange
Parking 20 cars, several large vehicles
Contact TEL:+81-77-578-0130
Business Hours 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on No regular closing days
Price 450 yen (400 yen for groups of 20 or more)