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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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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