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Ishiyamadera Temple, Otsu

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Religious Site
Legend says that Lady Murasaki Shikibu commenced writing the world's oldest novel "The Tale of Genji" in Ishiyamadera Temple, in August 1004, inspired by the full moon. Two warrior statues guard the entrance of the temple, enclosed with thick forest and areas covered in rich moss. See the main hall, one of the national treasures displaying a mineral wollastonite and an image of the Goddess of Mercy, also considered a cultural treasure. The golden Buddha statue inhabits the ornate pagoda-style temple. Deeper in the gardens, see the life-size sculpture of Lady Murasaki Shikibu. To visit Ishiyamadera Temple and other attractions in Otsu, use our Otsu itinerary planner.
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  • There. Environment has left surprisingly natural. Because the building stands on a huge rock, is called Ishiyama-dera Temple. By Murasaki Shikibu was conceived the tale of Genji is also famous. To provide fisheries in Lake Biwa in the vicinity of the restaurant.
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  • 三月剛好遇上源式家族的紫色部屋的特展,展館要門票,加上不能拍照,所以沒留下好照片… 樹很多,在不同花季應該有不同味道。 綠色小支線鐵道很有味道,是一個遠離觀光客的私房景點。  more »
  • Temples that mapped out the plan of the tale of Genji Murasaki Shikibu, Murasaki Shikibu doll and feel a little bit during the Heian period.
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