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Saikyō-ji Temple, Otsu

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  • Is a fan of Akechi Mitsuhide Akechi Mitsuhide reconstructed speaking Church Temple, gate was Sakamoto Castle gate, bell tower bells is clan of Akechi Mitsuhide's Tomb in the 陣鐘, within the sanctuary of the US's kyakuden called St. Andrew's Palace [Momoyama period / 0/1598 (1598) inauguration, country and an important cultural asset]) attracted to transfer Kano eitoku brush in 5 rooms in the fusuma he visited. Decorative tiles of the monkey as they visit the fusuma, not seen in Amida Nyorai 4 garden [kyakuden gardens (of Kobori Enshu), Foundation garden Shoin garden, endorsed Garden] and corridors and 25 bodhisattva stone statue, on the roof (know there are many temples at, or to ask a question do not know the exact number), became a visit worthwhile, there are sculptures of monkeys around the Bell Tower units, such as going out more [admission 500 yen, Keihan electric railway's (Lake City City of ōtsu and to present a one-day ticket 450 yen)].
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  • From Sakamoto station 20 minutes. There was one Church Temple of the head temple of the Tendai sect. Small roads inside of the Sub-temples, seems to have is training monks. Famous for Akechi Mitsuhide and the clan's temple and was buried in the cemetery near the temple.
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  • Places I went at the end of the Sakamoto Temple, it is a Church Temple. Believe in signs written and 1 km from Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, walked, but was hurried away. Whether left or right, about half a month before the beauty was not foliage of trees on the long road leading to the main hall to imagine. Hands together as the misfortune came alive at the left of the main hall had a clan of Akechi Mitsuhide Sakamoto Castle Tomb, involuntarily sandwiched in between ODA Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, warlord clan. Of the Temple in is surprisingly large and respectable Buddha were enshrined in the. Of total Buddhist temple was not unscrew all sliding doors from the walls are not very open Temple?
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  • Great place for no entrance fee and free parking! Yet, historically very important. There is a grave of Akechi Mitsuhide's family.
  • A beautiful and welcoming place.
  • Autumn light is very beautiful and good. Also be overlooking the Lake. Compare with free parking is also a nice wide.
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  • Otsu [Church Temple: the Basho haiku monument stands. Moon and fledgling Akechi or his wife's let including description of this clause is [Akechi is wife] that is next to the title. The relatively new monument was built on the 0/1993 (1993). The monument of the Chinese poem of Takuan-Osho.
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  • Tendai headquarters Church Temple. Prince Shotoku was built. In the siege of Mount Hiei burned afterwards JI Mitsuhide reconstruction. Akechi Mitsuhide Tomb original nokyo-sho book
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You'll find a scattered few accommodations across Otsu, primarily close to Otsu train station. The options located in this area tend to be fairly standard hotels, designed for businesspeople rather than tourists, with simple rooms, pools, and onsite restaurants. Closer to the lake, things get a little more interesting, with some more traditional guesthouses to choose from. Going anti-clockwise round the lake, you'll find some clusters of accommodations close to the primary attractions, such as hot springs. Then again, you can always stay in Kyoto and take a day visit to Otsu.
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