Miidera Temple is the official head temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, officially known as Onjoji Temple. In the 7th century, it was called the Temple of the Well because of the sacred spring used in the birth of three emperors of the Asuka period, Tenchi, Temmu, and Jito. Eventually, the kanji character for three, which has the same sound as "O," was applied. Becoming known as Miidera. It and Lake Biwa Canal are also known as some of the best places for viewing autumn leaves in Shiga Prefecture.
|Address||246 Onjojicho, Otsu, Shiga 520-0036
From Nagoya Station (Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi bound for Shin-Osaka) to Kyoto Station Approx. 35 min.
8 am to 5 pm
Open All-Year Round
Adult ¥600 (individual) / ¥550 (group)
|Average visit length||
50 to 60 minutes required for the tour.