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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 2 weeks ago
Patrick T
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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 4 weeks ago
Iko22ki
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246 Onjojicho, Otsu 520-0036, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Iko22ki
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

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

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

Thank ExplorerC9
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.

2  Thank Tawan U
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

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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

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

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

1  Thank Glen W
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