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Ishiyama-dera Temple

Travel Guide - Ishiyama-dera Temple

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Ishiyama-dera Temple, which belongs to the Shingon sect of Buddhism, was founded in 747 by the high priest Roben of Todai-ji Temple in Nara at the command of Emperor Shomu. The temple once burned in 1078 and was rebuilt in 1096 by Minamoto-no-Yoritomo. Then part of the temple was rebuilt by Yodogimi, a wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 17th century.
The temple's name "Ishiyama", which literally means stony mountain, was named for the Wollastonite rocks that crop up in the middle of the temple grounds. The rocks are now recognized as a national natural treasure.
The Genji-no-Ma (the Hall of Genji) next to the temple's Hondo main hall is famed as the place where the famous lady writer Murasaki Shikibu wrote "The Tale of the Genji" in the 11th century. The classical Japanese literature is sometimes called perhaps the world's first and certainly one of the longest novel. A statue of Murasaki Shikibu has also been erected in the temple grounds as another memorial to her.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • 600 yen (Student)
  • 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from Ishiyamadera Station on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line (OT01)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1-1, Ishiyamadera, Otsu-shi, Shiga, 520-0861

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Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2018-10-11
Ishiyama-dera (石山寺) claims to possess the very ink-stone owned by Murasaki when she visited the temple. Whether or… https://t.co/hFojeOgcMm
Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2018-10-11
Throughout the centuries Ishiyama-dera's 'Marriage Kannon' (如意輪観音) has offered hope to women, who come to pray for… https://t.co/6gQIyLURSU
Daiichi @ No.1 Taxi in Japan @daiichi_taxi_EN - 2018-09-23
Full-moon festival at Ishiyama temple @Ishiyamadera_T
23 Sep, 24 Sep.
1200 yen for admission in the evening.… https://t.co/7JXUXhUz8l
Daiichi Taxi PR English @daiichi_taxi_EN - 2018-09-23
Full-moon festival at Ishiyama temple @Ishiyamadera_T
23 Sep, 24 Sep.
1200 yen for admission in the evening.… https://t.co/7JXUXhUz8l
Meet the Mother Lake @MtML_shiga - 2018-09-02
This is Ishiyama Temple. Ishi means stones, and Yama means a mountain. So there is a pile of stones in this temple. https://t.co/zUQuHz0Oif
Fr. van Straelen @van_strael - 2018-08-28
The old picture scrolls of the Ishiyama temple's histories (detail) , illustrated by Tani Buncho ;the 7th in 7 scro… https://t.co/xgpJPgEmPU
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2018-08-05
Hiroshige
Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple, from the 1850s series Eight Views of Ômi #ukiyoe #hiroshige https://t.co/qOxiXgfvAc
Fuji Arts Inc @FujiArtsInc - 2018-08-01
Ishiyama Temple and Lake Biwa, 1853 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858); Japanese woodblock print.

Original Hiroshige print… https://t.co/gwIZr8SCsr
Naru @Naru199945 - 2018-07-23
We went to “Ishiyama temple”. Just too hot af https://t.co/BJ3XXGSurJ
One Day In Japan @OneDayInJapan - 2018-07-17
The Tale Of Genji Was Written Here! Ishiyama-dera Temple In Shiga https://t.co/vlrNlFSQQ0 https://t.co/2stmiSv4GB
One Day In Japan 🌸 @OneDayInJapan - 2018-07-17
The Tale Of Genji Was Written Here! Ishiyama-dera Temple In Shiga https://t.co/vlrNlFSQQ0 https://t.co/2stmiSv4GB
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2018-07-16
Hiroshige
Ômi Province: Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple, from the 1850s series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces… https://t.co/45L6Ii5nha
apacvolleyballelpaso @apacvolleyball1 - 2018-06-21
We visited Ishiyama Temple https://t.co/quYbUrhhqL
Agnelorajesh @agnelorajesh - 2018-06-04
OSAKA CASTLE MUSUEM. JAPAN.

In 1583 Toyotomi Hideyoshi commenced construction on the site of the Ikkō-ikki temple… https://t.co/phvLpgctSS
KOEI TECMO AMERICA @KoeiTecmoUS - 2018-06-01
Fun Fact: Ishiyama Hongan-ji the temple fortress that gave Nobunaga a lot of frustration was the site for the const… https://t.co/m2tS66GGNB
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2018-05-09
Hiroshige
Fan print of Autumn Scene at Ishiyama Temple, from the 1852 series Eight Views of Ômi #hiroshige #ukiyoe https://t.co/n8WPP15WvR
Affordable World @AffordableWTour - 2018-05-08
The construction of #Osaka Castle started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple. The castle is… https://t.co/NVPPPGMMlW
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-04-30
'A picture scroll of the Ishiyama temple's histories No.6(a part)' by Tani Buncho (1763-1841) https://t.co/cF66H6Gg9z
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2018-03-29
Hiroshige
Ômi Province: Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple, from the 1850s series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces… https://t.co/i5cfPc7ojh
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-01-30
'A picture scroll of the Ishiyama temple's histories' by Tani Buncho (1763-1841) https://t.co/zxHpM6cV2f
Caprice Royal @MonCapriceRoyal - 2018-01-20
Ishiyama Temple - GaijinPot Travel https://t.co/GvIrSgcgMQ
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2018-01-02
Hiroshige
Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple, from the circa 1834 series Eight Views of Ômi #hiroshige #ukiyoe https://t.co/9KyYp6pDVU
Adam McKay @AdamGlenMcKay - 2018-01-01
Ishiyama Temple. New years morning 2018. https://t.co/0atYnt98HZ
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2017-12-31
Hiroshige
Autumn Scene at Ishiyama Temple, from the 1852 series Eight Views of Ômi #hiroshige #ukiyoe https://t.co/3s4e3UboPt
souzoucreations @souzoucreations - 2017-12-15
Ema - Japanese Shrine Plaque - Wood Temple Plaque - Vintage Japanese - Dragon - Ishiyama dera Temple - E10-19 -... https://t.co/A6H60rEQIG
Bagri Foundation @BagriFoundation - 2017-12-12
For #InternationalMountainDay: Autumn Moon At Ishiyama Temple by #Hiroshige. The Bagri Foundation proudly promotes… https://t.co/db0WOLODMg
futoshijapanese @futoshijapanese - 2017-12-11
Japanese Wood Plaque - Shrine Plaque - EMA - Oohonzan Ishiyama Temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture (E10-7) https://t.co/6tMJWzZ3uD via @Etsy
futoshijapanese @futoshijapanese - 2017-12-11
Japanese Wood Plaque - Shrine Plaque - EMA - Oohonzan Ishiyama Temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture (E10-9) https://t.co/9fcsu09t5a via @Etsy
Edible Skincare Jp @EdibleskincareJ - 2017-12-04
Found many charming plants in a garden of Ishiyama temple in Shiga pref., near lake… Templehttps://www.instagram.com/p/BcSCVEdHrXZ/
Fuji Arts Inc @FujiArtsInc - 2017-11-28
'#Ishiyama #Temple', 1946 by #Toshi #Yoshida (1911 - 1995); #Japanese #woodblock #print

We just posted a… https://t.co/iqiFeeW1kJ

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