Zuiryu-ji Temple, located on the former site of Hachimanjo Castle, was built for Toyotomi Hideyoshi's nephew, Toyotomi Hidetsugu, who was forced to commit hara-kiri (cutting belly) on the orders of Hideyoshi. Take a moment and pay your respects when visiting the temple. A tour of the temple grounds takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour with a ropeway running every 15 minutes.
Zuiryu-ji Temple is also famous for its autumn leaves. From the middle of November to the beginning of December every year, there are night light-ups to enhance the evening beauty of the leaves.
19-9 Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman, Shiga, 523-0828
Directions 1 Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Nagoya to Maibara.(about 27min) Switch to the JR Tokaido Sanyo Main Line and take the train from Maibara to Omihachiman. (about 26min) At Omihachiman take the bus heading to Choumeiji and get off at Osugicho. (about 12min) Directions 2 Take the JR Tokaido Sanyo Main Line from Shin Osaka to Omihachiman. (about 1h) At Omihachiman take the bus heading to Choumeiji and get off at Osugichio. (about 12min)
|Price||Free entry to the temple grounds (¥300 to enter the temple)|
|Average visit length||Around 1 hour.|