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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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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