Japan's Oldest Pagodas and a Beautiful Place to Enjoy the Autumn Leaves
Built during the Nar Period, Ishiyama Temple has been a popular pilgrimage destination for over 1,200 years. Its unique pagodas, called "tahoto", were designated as national treasures. Beautiful flowers and trees can be observed year-round inside the temple grounds. The rise and fall of the multi-colored mountains in the distance make the temple a great spot in autumn. In the evening, the temple is illuminated, which makes for striking visuals. The autumn scene here was the first to be selected as a "Night Heritage" site.
|Address||1-1-1 Ishiyamadera, Ootsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-0861
|Websites||Official Sitehttps://www.ishiyamadera.or.jp/enIshiyama-dera Templehttp://www.otsu.or.jp/en/templesandshrines/0002/index.html|