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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Address 1-83 Sōwamachi, Takayama City, Gifu 506-0007
Access 5 minute walk from JR Takayama Station
Business Hours 9:00am to 4:00pm
Days Closed for Business December 31 January 1
Price Adults: 300 yen Elementary and middle school: 250 yen
Telephone Number 0577-32-1395
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