In Enryaku 24 (805), Saicho (Dengyo Daishi, the founder of Tendai Sect) placed Yakushi Nyorai of his own making in the temple hall and named the temple Nofuku Gokoku Mitsu-ji Temple, establishing the first disciplinary holy ground in Japan. Taira-no-Kiyomori became a Buddhist priest in this temple in Jisho 4 (1180), when the capital was relocated to Fukuhara-kyo. It served as Inge-shoku (branch temple) of Kyoto Shoren-in Monzeki Temple from early Edo era to the Meiji Restoration in 1868, having the most prestigious status of all temples in Kyoto and areas westward. In the temple premises, there are Japan's first English monument inscribed by Joseph Hico (Hikozo Hamada, known as Father of the Newspaper), and Hyogo Daibutsu, one of the biggest three Buddhas in Japan.
  • 9:00 - 17:00
  • Open year-round
  • 1 KitaSakasegawa-cho Hyogo-ku Kobe


Tel 078-652-1715