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Onjo-ji Temple, Otsu

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Admire views of the largest lake in the country, framed by the surrounding mountains and plant life, from Onjo-ji Temple, one of the four largest temples in Japan. Enjoy wandering the peaceful grounds, admiring the picturesque historic structures, koi carp pond, and the site's impressive pagoda. Check out the temple's bell, which has been admired for its resonant sound in literature and lore since ancient times. During spring, you'll be treated to the spectacular bloom of the site's 1,500 cherry blossom trees. With our online itinerary creator, Otsu attractions like Onjo-ji Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This temple is high up on the hillside, giving a great view over Otsu and Lake Biwa, you can really get a feel for just how scenic and beautiful Shiga is from up here! The temple itself is a great bui...  more »
  • Quite a nice walk walking around the temple. Must be really pretty during autumn. My favorite spot would be the top which you can see lake and mountain view.  more »
  • Onjyoji, also called Miidera, is an old temple in Otsu. My wife and I went there to watch cherry blossoms in April. During the season of cherry blossoms, the temple was also open at night, and the amb...  more »