Founded over 530 years ago, this major temple of the Otani sect of Pure Land Buddhism is home to an Amida Tathagata said to be the work of Gyoki, a 7th century priest. It is the home to over 10,000 treasured items, including a collection of actual writings of the sect founder Shinran (Yuishinmyo), writings of Rennyo, and others. A selection of these items will be put on display for a week beginning on July 22nd. This special period, called Mushiboshi Hoe, also includes special presentations and commentaries on various works of art and writings. The prefecture-designated cultural assets - the temple gates, the main building, and the taiko drums - are also a must-see.
Temple Tour Fee: 400 yen per person (A guide will show you around the different rooms of the temple.)