Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), Otsu

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Admire views of the largest lake in the country, framed by the surrounding mountains and plant life, from Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), one of the four largest temples in Japan. Enjoy wandering the peaceful grounds, admiring the picturesque historic structures, koi carp pond, and the site's impressive pagoda. Check out the temple's bell, which has been admired for its resonant sound in literature and lore since ancient times. During spring, you'll be treated to the spectacular bloom of the site's 1,500 cherry blossom trees. Add Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) to your Otsu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Otsu trip builder app.
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  • We took off the train at Hama-Otsu Station. Of course, Miidera Station is the nearest station to Mii-dera Temple, but we were going to have Japanese sweets near Hama-Otsu Station. After the sweets...  more »
  •    《Omi-Shrine》 This shrine is located at Otsu city in Shiga prefecture north side from Kyoto. The main god is Emperor...  more »
  • This is old temple or shrine, i think U can go there easily by walking and enjoy the view of biwa canel .. The shrine was beautiful and so many people come to do worship Its a place that u should go
  • Great temple, one of the best I have been to on my many trips to Japan!

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