Mii-dera is the head temple of the Tendaijimon sect of Buddhism. The temple was originally known as Mii-no-tera, or “imperial well temple,” as the three emperors Tenchi, Tenmu, and Jito were said to have used the water from this well for their first baths. Mii-dera Temple is home to 64 national treasures and 720 important cultural properties.
Photo provided by Biwako Visitors Bureau
[Fee] Adults: 600 yen; Junior high and high school students: 300 yen; Elementary school students: 200 yen
[Access] Approx. 10 min. walk from Miidera Station or 12 min. walk from Bessho Station on the Keihan Railway Ishiyama Sakamoto Line; Keihan Bus from Otsu Station on the JR Biwako Line or Otsukyo Station on the JR Kosei Line, and a short walk from the Miidera bus stop
- Postal Code
- 246 Onjoji-cho, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture
Cultural assets hall open from 8:30-16:30 (reception until 16:00)
- Open year-round