Eigenji Temple

Eigenji Temple

Eigenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Yotsugi Kannon ( Kannon who promises prosperity of descendants ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Eigenji Temple
"永源寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 41, Eigenjitakanocho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県東近江市永源寺高野町41" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yokaichi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0748-27-0016

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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