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.
1-1-1 Ishiyamadera, Ootsu, Shiga Prefecture 520-0861
JR Tokaido Shinkansen Hikari (platform 16 or 17) Nagoya–Maibara (35m) JR Biwako Line Kyoto–Ishiyama (15m) Exit Ishiyama Station through the south exit towards bus platform 1 Take either Keihan Bus 2, 4, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55 Ishiyama–Ishiyamaderasanmonzen
|Websites||Official Sitehttps://www.ishiyamadera.or.jp/en Ishiyama-dera Templehttp://www.otsu.or.jp/en/templesandshrines/0002/index.html|