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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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GoZity @GoZityApp - 2020-04-05
Ishiyama-dera Temple, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

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Connie Handscomb @Peepsqueak - 2020-04-01
Ishiyama Temple; 1946
Yoshida Toshi
[colour woodblock print]
#1940s #art https://t.co/q3XfYHwJAw
Dr. Rey Fremista @iamharrey - 2020-03-08
“In 1583 Toyotomi Hideyoshi commenced construction on the site of the Ikkō-ikki temple of Ishiyama Hongan-ji. The b… https://t.co/zjnh2nv7yp
History of Astronomy @HistAstro - 2020-02-22
'Murasaki Gazing at the Moon at Ishiyama Temple', c. 1847-48 by Utagawa Hiroshige depicting Murasaki Shikibu, autho… https://t.co/oQpyGM50va
世界の名画 @zen_meiga - 2020-02-19
The old picture scrolls of the Ishiyama temple's histories supplemented by Tani Buncho ;the 7th in 7 scrolls,colors… https://t.co/Do8V9dYa64
Japan Art @JPN_ART - 2020-02-14
Picture Scroll Depicting about Ishiyama Temple https://t.co/jOr6urtUV1
Japan Art @JapanArt_ - 2020-02-14
Picture Scroll Depicting about Ishiyama Temple https://t.co/jOr6urtUV1
京都御苑 広報 @gyoen_info - 2020-02-13
Picked up three-leaf pine leaf at just outside of the east gate of the site of Kan In
No Miya residence.

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Sastra Adytia 王胜利 @Adytia_LH - 2020-02-02
The building of Osaka Castle (大阪城, Ōsakajō) started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, whi… https://t.co/vuJgmAF34b
Japanese Gallery Kensington @JapaneseGallery - 2020-01-22
The moon illuminates Seta River flowing into Lake Biwa, unveiling the beautiful night view. Ishiyama Temple complex… https://t.co/OJaorS9CgM
Japanese Gallery Kensington @JapaneseGallery - 2020-01-20
A peaceful scene of Lake Biwa by Hiroshige I Utagawa. Teahouses surround the shore marking the edge of the Ishiyama… https://t.co/GXY1Ktrwz5
Alfin Bonafia @alfinbonafia - 2020-01-10
“Samurai Warrior”
In 1583 Toyotomi Hideyoshi commenced construction on the site of the Ikkō-ikki temple of Ishiyama… https://t.co/F4aIpfMT8b
Alfin Bonafia @finbon_bona - 2020-01-10
“Samurai Warrior”
In 1583 Toyotomi Hideyoshi commenced construction on the site of the Ikkō-ikki temple of Ishiyama… https://t.co/F4aIpfMT8b
GoZity @GoZityApp - 2019-12-24
Ishiyama-dera Temple, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

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2020インターナショナル小倉百人一首かるたフェスティバル @karutafes2020 - 2019-11-28
Ishiyama-dera is a temple linked to Murasaki Shikibu, who composed a poem Meguriaite …

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Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2019-10-20
A picture scroll of the Ishiyama temple's histories, by Tani Buncho (1763-1841) https://t.co/guodfk3fd8
KR @KR93887130 - 2019-10-19
Photos of this trip #8: Ishiyama Temple(Ishiyama Dera) #Temple https://t.co/7cfIm5ToAC
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2019-09-11
Murasaki Shikibu at Ishiyamadera Temple, based on the print “The Moon at Ishiyama,” from the series One Hundred Asp… https://t.co/xLQ2rNKSiz
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2019-07-13
'A picture scroll of the Ishiyama temple's histories No.6(a part)' by Tani Buncho (1763-1841) https://t.co/IYHAFqjuMm
Ando Hiroshige @ando_hiroshige - 2019-07-04
Hiroshige II
Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple (Ishiyama shûgetsu), from the 1859 series Eight Views of Ômi by Hiroshi… https://t.co/dtwJ8rOlwY
Rising Sun Prints @RisingSunPrints - 2019-06-20
Autumn Moon at Ishiyama

A temple stands atop of the steep rocky cliff and the long Seta Bridge is visible in the… https://t.co/z8TAmy961O
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2019-06-05
Evening Scene at Ishiyama Temple by Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) https://t.co/soGjIwc2R8
🎨 @DanoManion - 2019-05-10
Evening Scene at Ishiyama Temple, 1917 by Shinsui Ito #ukiyoe #shinsuiito https://t.co/ltxkNVZieO
✨Liz ✨🍄 @Lizardskinshojo - 2019-04-17
Sacred things miraculously surviving fires is of personal interest (my header image is from the handscroll I did my… https://t.co/xmXIGp43y1
Amy Afua @AmyAfua - 2019-04-01
Osaka Castle, Osaka Japan 🇯🇵

The location of the Osaka Castle was built on the land of the once Ishiyama Hongan-j… https://t.co/GWq0bp63y6
Lesley Kehoe @LKG_JapaneseArt - 2019-03-22
Genji at the MET: great article and super video: https://t.co/V5bfNbNWwk

Written by a woman, and the MET space con… https://t.co/WzfY1Utl4m
Zach Brown (ザック・ブラウン) @moredeploys - 2019-03-18
Just walked past and Edo Period street sign on our way to Ishiyama Temple. https://t.co/ns3agT4c4X
Alexandra Munroe @akmunroe - 2019-03-05
Priests from Ishiyama Temple consecrate the opening of the Met’s glorious Genji show. Congratulations to curators J… https://t.co/I00KAshLRV
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2019-02-28
A picture scroll of the Ishiyama temple's histories No.6(a part) by Tani Buncho (1763-1841) https://t.co/x8xejdnrXe
DAN🕳️ MANION @DanoManion - 2019-02-20
Evening Scene at Ishiyama Temple, 1917 by Shinsui Ito #ukiyoe #shinsuiito https://t.co/OHk91mTq4f

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