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 Hours

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


  • Irregular

Access / Public Transport

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

Address / Location

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