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
〒520-0036 滋賀県大津市園城寺町246

From Nagoya Station (Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi bound for Shin-Osaka) to Kyoto Station Approx. 35 min.
From Kyoto Station (Tokaido/Sanyo Main Line, Shin-Kaisoku Line, bound for Nagahama) to Otsu Station: Approx. 9 min.
From Otsu Station to Mitsuiji Station: 18 minutes on foot.

Business hours

8 am to 5 pm


Open All-Year Round




Adult ¥600 (individual) / ¥550 (group)
Junior & Senior High School Students ¥300 (individual) / ¥250 (group)
Elementary school students: ¥200 (individual) / ¥150 (group)
Groups consist of 30 or more people.

Average visit length

50 to 60 minutes required for the tour.

Websites Official Sitehttp://www.shiga-miidera.or.jp/translation/eng.html

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