Main Gate

Main Gate
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It is the main gate of Miidera, built as an entrance to Minamiin. From middle age Miidera was divided in three parts: Kitain (North temple), Nakain (Central Temple) and Minamiin (South Temple), and it harbored a lot of warrior monks. This yakuimon gate, built in stone, is secure and strong like a castle gate.

Location 246 Onjōji-chō, Ōtsu city, Shiga prefecture