Saimyoji Temple

Saimyoji Temple

Saimyoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Saimyoji Temple
"西明寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 26, Ikedera, Koura-cho, Inukami-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県犬上郡甲良町池寺26" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute drive from the Koto-Sanzan Smart I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0749-38-400<

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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