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Myoko-in Temple

The famous, Shingon-sect temple with over 1,100 years of rich history.

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Myoko-in Temple is the Shingon Buddhism sect temple that was founded by the imperial prince Shinnyoho-Shinnou in 859. The temple was trusted by many influential people at the time, and has a record of receiving a number of donated lands from the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu.
On the northside of the temple sits an annexed hall where the Kompira-do god is enshrined.

Highlights

  • Famous Shingon Buddhism sect temple that was founded in 859.
  • Shrouded by a gorgeous bamboo forest.
  • A "kei" (bianqing) gong used when chanting scriptures is kept within the temple hall that is as old as the Nanboku-cho Period (14th century).

Photos

  • Myoko-in Temple

    Myoko-in Temple

  • Temple sign pillar and main gate.

    Temple sign pillar and main gate.

  • Red Nio guardians

    Red Nio guardians

  • Kompira-do Hall

    Kompira-do Hall

  • View of the main hall from the Nio guardians gates

    View of the main hall from the Nio guardians gates

  • Decorations on the Nio Guardian Gate

    Decorations on the Nio Guardian Gate

  • Bamboo forest

    Bamboo forest

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Details

Name in Japanese
妙光院
Postal Code
183-0027
Address
1-16-13 Honmachi, Fuchu City, Tokyo
Telephone
042-361-2259
Admission
Free
Access
5 min. walk from Fuchu-hommachi Station on the JR Musashino & Nambu Lines.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)