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A stone's throw from Chojuji Temple, Jorakuji Temple (est. 708) of the Tendai Buddhist Sect boasts two National Treasures with its main hall and three-story pagoda. It is one of the Konan Sanzan Temple Trio accessible by bus from JR Ishibe Station.In the deep-green forest, you can see part of the pagoda's roof.
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In the deep-green forest, you can see part of the pagoda's roof. You can walk to Jorakuji from Chojuji Temple. From Ishibe Station, best to take a bus to Chojuji first, then walk downhill to Jorakuji. Entrance to Jorakuji
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San-mon Gate 山門 MAP
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Gate guardian (left side)In the San-mon Gate
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Gate guardian (right side)In the San-mon Gate
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Path to temple
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Entrance
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About the templeThe temple was established in 708 as ordered by the emperor.
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Jorakuji Hondo hall, a National Treasure in Konan, Shiga. The pagoda on the left is also a National Treasure. The original temple burned down in 1360, and rebuilt the same year.
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Pagoda and Hondo temple hall
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Hondo temple hall
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Hondo temple hall
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Entrance to temple hallInside are statues of gods and Buddhas designated as Important Cultural Properties. One of them was stolen, so there are security cameras inside the temple. Photography is also forbidden.
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Temple roof of Jorakuji temple.
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Hondo
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3-story pagoda, also a National Treasure
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Built in 1400We cannot enter it.
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Jorakuji's Three-story pagoda is also a National Treasure Built in 1400.
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Kannon stone buddhaThe temple grounds has 33 stone buddhas.
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Kannon stone buddha
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Fall colors
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Temple bell
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Sansho Shrine 三聖神社The shrine is right next to the temple.
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Sansho Shrine
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Sansho Shrine
   
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