Complete with an atmosphere and appearance worthy of its reputation as the finest ancient temple in the Hida region

Hida Kokubun-ji Temple was built 1250 years ago under the orders of Emperor Shōmu, being officially established in 746 CE with the Japanese Buddhist priest Gyōki as its founder. The foundations of a giant seven-story tower that was built at the same time also remain.

The main building was built during Japan’s Muromachi period (1337 to 1573). Other things on the premises include a gingko tree said to be over 1250 years old, the only three-storied pagoda in the Hida region, and a statue of the Medicine Buddha Yakushi Nyorai, which is the principal item of worship at the temple.

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Basic Information


1-83 Sōwamachi, Takayama City, Gifu 506-0007


5 minute walk from JR Takayama Station

Business Hours

9:00am to 4:00pm

Days Closed for Business

December 31
January 1


Adults: 300 yen
Elementary and middle school: 250 yen

Telephone Number 0577-32-1395
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