Myotsuji Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Shingon Sect, in Obama Fukui Prefecture. The Hondo (main hall), from the Kamakura period, and the three story pagoda of Myotsuji Temple are disignated National Treasures. The Hondo was built in 1258 and the three story pagoda was built in 1270. There Read more [...]
Fukui Prefecture Temples
Guide to Fukui Prefecture Temples including all the popular temples in Fukui Prefecture. Most temples in Japan are Buddhist Temples. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.