Ukimido Temple

Ukimido Temple

Ukimido Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery.

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Name Ukimido Temple
"浮御堂(満月寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-16-18, Honkatata, Otsu-shi, Shiga , Japan
"滋賀県大津市本堅田1-16-18" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Mano I.C. on the Kosei Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-572-0455

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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