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

〒520-0861 滋賀県大津市石山寺1-1-1

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/enIshiyama-dera Templehttp://www.otsu.or.jp/en/templesandshrines/0002/index.html

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