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The 31st temple on the Saigoku (Western Japan) Pilgrimage circuit, Chomeiji (Long Life Temple) worships the Kannon goddess dedicated to long life and good health. It belongs to the Tendai Buddhist sect. This sign points the way.222 viewsAccessible by bus from Omi-Hachiman Station.
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808 steps to Chomeiji. Chomeiji (Long Life Temple) worships the Kannon goddess dedicated to long life and good health. It belongs to the Tendai Buddhist sect.110 views
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Entrance to Chomeiji Temple. MAP105 views
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3-story pagoda92 viewsThis is what you first see at the top.
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) monument 琵琶湖就航の歌 歌碑87 views
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Hondo main hall and pagoda 本堂86 views
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Roof ornament83 views
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Chomeiji bus stop82 views
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Water fountain81 views
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Chomeiji pier81 views
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Halfway point and rest stop80 views
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Hondo80 views
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For people with cars, drive almost to the top79 views
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Hondo 本堂79 views
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Gate to temple, at last78 viewsTook me over 20 min. to climb the 808 steps.
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3-story pagoda 三重塔78 viewsImportant Cultural Property
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) monument 琵琶湖就航の歌 歌碑78 viewsThe song is about a four-day, boat-rowing trip around Lake Biwa undertaken on June 27, 1917 by seven college students. They were in the rowing club at an elite college in Kyoto called Dai-san Koto Gakko (No. 3 High School 第三高等学校) which later merged with Kyoto University. They started at Otsu and rowed to Omatsu (now called Omi-Maiko), Imazu, Chikubushima island, Nagahama, Hikone, Chomeiji, and back to Otsu. They stopped overnight at Omatsu, Imazu, and Hikone.

For a detailed explanation of this song and monument, this album.

Biwako Shuko no Uta
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Giant rock78 views
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護摩堂77 views
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The steps never seem to end...76 views
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Stone lantern sculpture76 views
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Hondo76 viewsPilgrims often come and chant.
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三仏堂76 views
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Top in sight73 views
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三仏堂73 views
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As seen from the bell tower73 views
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) monument 琵琶湖就航の歌 歌碑73 views
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Temple grounds72 views
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Hondo altar71 views
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Stairs back down71 views
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Last flight of steps70 views
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Hondo altar70 views
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Chomeiji roofs70 views
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大権現社70 views
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Bell tower69 views
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Bell tower 鐘楼69 views
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Lake Biwa Rowing Song (Biwako Shuko no Uta) monument for Verse 6 琵琶湖就航の歌 歌碑69 views
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三仏堂68 views
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納礼堂65 views
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天尊堂65 views
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如法行堂60 views
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Hondo altar22 views
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With the pagoda in the background, the song monument can be seen on the lower right.22 views
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Chomeiji is also part of the Lake Biwa Japan Heritage.22 views
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View of Lake Biwa21 views
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Temple bell.21 views
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Ema prayer tablet for Chomeiji20 views
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The Biwako Shuko no Uta song monument is engraved with the song's Verse 6 that mentions Chomeiji.20 views
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Inside the bell tower. Admission is free, but a small donation is requested to ring the bell.20 views
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You have to go up the steps to ring the temple bell.20 views
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Bell ringer log and rope.20 views
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On the way to the main temple is this song monument for Biwako Shuko no Uta (Lake Biwa Rowing Song).19 views
   
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