former imperial capital


Choho-ji Temple

Choho-ji Temple A branch temple under Enryaku-ji Temple of the Tendai sect. The temple features the Oboronoizumi Spring, which has never run dry.

Shoryu-ji Castle Park

Shoryu-ji Castle ParkPark created on the former site of the castle where the Tama, the third daughter of Akechi Mitsuhide, became the bride of Hosokawa Tadaoki.

Shoryu-ji Temple

Shoryu-ji TempleA temple built by Kukai (Kobo Daishi) after returning to Japan from Seiryu-ji Temple in China,where he practised asceticism.

Kotari Fureai Machiya

Kotari Fureai MachiyaA machiya (Japanese long-house) built at the end of the Edo Period, the house is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property.

Otokuni-dera Temple

Otokuni-dera TempleThe oldest temple in existence in the Otokuni region, Kukai (Kobo Daishi) once temporarily served as head monk.

Shuichi Nakayama Memorial Hall

Shuichi Nakayama Memorial HallPart of the original home of Shuichi Nakayama, who proved the existence of Nagaokakyo through his excavation work.

Jakusyo-in Temple

Jyakusho-in TempleOne of the sub-temples of Kaiin-ji Temple built in the year 819, the temple features the stone monument Birthplace of the Mao Zhu Bamboo Tree.



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