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.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"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|
Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.
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