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Myozen-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Myozen-ji Temple


Myozen-ji is known for its thatched roof gate "Shoro-mon". According to historic records, zelkova trees were felled for the construction of the temple in 1806 and work continued for approximately 20 years. A total of 9191 people assisted master carpenter Usuke Mizuma from Takayama in the construction work. Impressive transom carvings are located inside the building is a beautiful yew tree that is designated as a one of Gifu Prefecture's natural monuments.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00 (April - November)
  • 9:00 - 16:00 (December - March)


  • Irregular

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Museum: 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • Museum: 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 50 minutes from JR Takayama Station by the bus bound for Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa. Get off at Shirakawa-go Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 679, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura Ono-gun, Gifu, 501-5627


福姫_Fukuhime @Fukuhime777 - 2019-01-20
I have a Rakugo recital in Myozen temple, in Roppongi, Tokyo today 6:30 pm. Come to see me!!!… https://t.co/9fzhpudsIN
白川郷 @shirakawago_pr - 2018-01-29
【Fire drill】
Fire drill was held at Myozen Temple today.
Let's take care of the fire.
#shirakawago #firedrill #白川郷… https://t.co/vF1VkI1VG8
108 Zen Books @108zenbooks - 2016-07-23
Lovely teaching by Melissa Myozen Blacker of Boundless Way Temple (Mugendo-ji). https://t.co/PEaf8Wt6BH
OttawaMindfulness @MindfuLY - 2016-07-23
Lovely teaching by Melissa Myozen Blacker of Boundless Way Temple (Mugendo-ji). https://t.co/tyhBUSNAVp
白川郷 @shirakawago_pr - 2016-07-01
This is the bell tower of Myozen temple. The roof has been renewed.
#shirakawago #worldher… https://t.co/ODWcFQRkgj https://t.co/24lF0qXbV6


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