Sōken-ji

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Sōken-ji Karihondo.

Sōken-ji (摠見寺 Sōken-ji?) is a temple of the Rinzai school Myōshin-ji sect of Zen. It is located in the Azuchi area of Ōmihachiman, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

The temple was donated by Oda Nobunaga to Azuchi Castle during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the Tenshō era.

On the 16th of November in 1854, Sōken-ji was lost to accidental fire.

After the Meiji period, the Karihondō of Sōken-ji was reconstructed at the house of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the ruins of Azuchi Castle.

Entrance fee[edit]

Entrance fee 500 yen a.m. 9:00-p.m.4:00(Every day) Entrance fee for Sōken-ji's hondō (Sundays and Holidays) 500 yen (only over 15 years old) with Japanese tea set.

Transportation[edit]

The temple is accessible from JR Azuchi Station on the Biwako Line by walking 30 minutes.

The National Highway Route 8 passes through the town.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°09′22″N 136°08′22″E / 35.156022°N 136.139361°E / 35.156022; 136.139361