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HistoryMiroku-ji Temple

Also known as the inner sanctuary of Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple, Miryoku-ji Temple belongs to the Tendai sect of Buddhism. The temple was originally founded in 1000 by Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple's founder, the head priest Shoku, who built a hermitage and lived in seclusion here.
The temple is also home to many cultural assets and temple treasures, especially in the Main Hall, in which there is a Maitreya Buddha statue with two figures at its side, nationally designated important cultural properties.
The temple also enshrines Hotei, one of the seven gods of good fortune in Yumezaki, and is especially crowded with visitors on the first three days of the New Year.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Matasaka" bus stop and walk 30 minutes
Car: Approx. 30 minutes from the Fukusaki Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway / Approx. 15 minutes from the Yumemae Smart Interchange (ETC only) on the same expressway
Space for 50 cars
1051 Yumesakichōtera, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2116
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