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Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)

Opens in 6 min: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful and peaceful environment

We visited this place at the sakura (cherry blossoms) season but it was not crowded with tourists... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Hong Kong SAR
You feel calm and sacred of this place

if you not like the crowd of tourists, I highly recommend here. sometimes, japanese movie take... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
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246 Onjojicho, Otsu 520-0036, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

We visited this place at the sakura (cherry blossoms) season but it was not crowded with tourists as expected. Actually we could walk quite leisurely around and enjoy the beautiful view. There was a little bit uphill and downhill walking but it was not tiring...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

if you not like the crowd of tourists, I highly recommend here. sometimes, japanese movie take shoot here because this temple has older history than Hieizan Enryakuzi temple from 686 . And almost the third Sunday every month, organic market held in this place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

+ no crowds + rich history + they have peacocks + great views of lake biwa and otsu city + loved the grand canal on the way to this temple

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gibot143
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Although locals mostly still recognize the name Onjo-ji Temple, it is universally referred to as the Mii-dera Temple (Temple of Three Wells). Every time I used the old name, I was corrected. We were in Otsu on other business & decided to tour this Temple....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Darrell P
Reviewed April 21, 2017

This temple is high up on the hillside, giving a great view over Otsu and Lake Biwa, you can really get a feel for just how scenic and beautiful Shiga is from up here! The temple itself is a great building as well, and around...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

Quite a nice walk walking around the temple. Must be really pretty during autumn. My favorite spot would be the top which you can see lake and mountain view.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank cloudlessnight
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Onjyoji, also called Miidera, is an old temple in Otsu. My wife and I went there to watch cherry blossoms in April. During the season of cherry blossoms, the temple was also open at night, and the ambiance was quite different between day and night....More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you want a quick day trip out of Kyoto, then you should consider the city of Otsu and the Miidera temple complex. A thirty minute train ride from Kyoto will take you to Otsu, a lovely lakeside city. Then it's an easy fifteen minute...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Leonard G
Reviewed October 20, 2015

The Miidera has extensive grounds and a number of temples with viewpoints high above Lake Biwa and Otsu. There's a fascinating climate controlled museum where artifacts like screen paintings and statues are displayed, but many architectural and sculpted treasures are found in various sites. There...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank nancy c
Reviewed March 18, 2015

This historically important temple has fallen on bad times. Their best National Treasures are inaccessible, unmarked on their poor map, and the other buildings are in terrible shape. The great Sutra Library seems to have been surrenderd to the mice. Information almost no-existent, nearly unreadable...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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