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Visits to Ishiyama Temple

During the Heian period [between the 9th and 12th centuries], visits to Ishiyama were popular among ...

Akugenta’s Hideout Valley

Yoshihira, the first son of Minamoto no Yositomo, was famous for his bravery at his young age and wa...

Butsumyo-e

This is a ceremony to confess and expiate one’s own sins by prostrating and reciting the 3,000 names...

Bishamon-e Memorial Service

Every year, August 26 is the day of a special relation with Bishamonten (Vaisrovana in Sanskrit), on...

Sennichi-e Memorial Service

This is a memorial service that is held on the day that a one-day visit is worth the merits of the v...

Blue Demon Festival

This is the festival to commemorate the virtue of Rocho Risshi, a leading scholar monk of Ishiyamade...

Ishiyama Festival

This is a grand festival of Sanjuhassho Gongensha Shrine that is held in May 5. Sanjuhassho Gongensh...

Goo-san (Monzen-ichi market)

Every 18th day of the month is the day of a special relation with Kannon Bodhisattva. In the precinc...

Ishiyamadera Temple

The head temple, Ishiyamadera Temple (Shingon sect), owns temple grounds on the foot of the Garanyam...

Parenting Kannon

It is said that there are benefits for parents who are worried about parenting.

Yūkikyō

It was built in 1999 in a garden that reminisces the accomplishments of the scholar priest Rocho who...

Ōyuya (Big Public Bathouse)

Built in the west of Daikoku Tendo, it is a gabled building with the embellishment facing the front....

Daikokuten

In the first year of the Manju Era (1024), three monks dreamt of the revelation of the emerging Goho...

Akaiya

It is said that in the well in the south near the bottom of the main hall, water has been gushing ou...

Statue of Murasaki Shikibu

Bronze statue of Murasaki Shikibu, whom is said to get inspiration for “The Tale of Genji̶...

Kō-dō

This temple, which birthplace is in Ishiyama, has been contributed to in 2009 by Toray Industries, I...

Shingyō-dō Temple

As a part of Emperor Kazan’s Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage 1000 year revival commemoration event, ...

Bashō’s hermitage

The tearoom right next to the single-storied house Tsukimi-tei is Bash_’s hermitage. It is sai...

Bashō’s monument

Circular column with a height of 1.7 m, carved with the same contents as the “Basho Jiga Sangu...

Bench Stone for Easy Delivery

A part of the sheaf of the scripture house that was built in a raised-floor style is standing direct...

Rōben Tsuezakura

When in front of the wollastonite, you can see eight-petal mountain cherry trees on the right side. ...

Kannon-dō

On the East side of this temple, South of the Bishamondo is the Kannondo, built facing West. At the ...

Sacred Tree (Tengusugi)

Sacred tree of Ishiyamadera. It is said that it is an Ipponsugi (Solitary Japanese Cedar) of the ear...

Ryūzō Gongensha Shrine

Around the center of the big slope (stone steps) is the Ryūzō Gongensha which is built facing the ea...

Nasuyoichi Jizō-son

The small shrine “Nasuyoichi Jizō” under the big slope (stone stairs) that leads to the ...

Kuguri-Iwa Stone

It is a powerspot where your wish comes true if you go through under the hole.

Kinryū Ryūō-sha Shrine

It is said that Vairocana’s incarnation is the guardian deity of the Ishiyamadera temple and r...

Ishiyamadera Scripture House

This is a log storehouse that has been built in the 16th century, and it is the oldest log storehous...

Ishiyamadera Bell Tower

The bell tower built to face the scripture house on the east side of the main hall is thought to hav...

Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone

The Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone past the Shinosho and located in front of the Myooin is regarded as th...

Reisensanzōhi Monument

Ryosen is from Omi Sakata and is the only Japanese monk who engaged in the translation of Buddhist s...

Wollastonite

Wollastonite is made when limestone comes from out of the ground and gets in contact with granite, i...

Ishiyamadera Tsukimi-tei

It is said to have been built for Emperor Go-Shirakawa’s Imperal visits, and one can enjoy the...

Ishiyamadera Rennyodō

The current Rennyo holy priest who is enshrined at the Renyō-dō, is an edifice that was built with k...

Ishiyamadera Image Hall

It is a hall that enshrines the founder of the Shingon sect Kōbō-Daishi and the portrait of third ge...

Genji no Ma

It is reported that the place where Murasaki Shikibu retired and started to write “The Genji Monogat...

Ishiyamadera Main Temple

This is the oldest wooden building of the Shiga Prefecture. Its main hall (inner temple) has been re...