Onjoji Temple

Onjoji Temple

Onjoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Miroku Bosatsu ( Maitreya Bodhisattva, who is expected to appear as a Buddha 5,000 years after the death of Gautama ). It is the 14th temple of the 33 Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage.This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Onjoji Temple
"三井寺(園城寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 246, Onjojicho, Otsu-shi, Shiga , Japan
"滋賀県大津市園城寺町246" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-522-2238

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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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