This temple is said to have been built in the year 806 by order of Shogun Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. The hon-do main hall was built in 1258, and the 22-meter-tall three-tiered pagoda was built in 1270; both are national treasures. This temple's collection includes many noteworthy items, including the wooden statues of the standing Gozanze Myoo, the standing Jinja Daisho, and the standing Fudo Myoo, all three of which are nationally designated as Important Cultural Properties.
- 5-21 Monzen, Obama City, Fukui Prefecture
- Public Transit Access
By car: Approx. 15 min. from Obama IC on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway.
By bus: Take the Ikenokouchi-sen line Ai-ai Bus (Obama City Community Bus) from JR Obama Sta. to Myotsuji Temple bus stop (approx. 19 min.).
By bicycle: Approx. 20 min. from JR Higashi-Obama Sta. (bicycle rentals available).
- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.; closes at 4:30 p.m. in winter)
- Telephone Number
- (0770) 57-1355