Temples & Shrines: Myomanji
Myomanji Temple 妙満寺
- Fabulous mountain views.
- Located in northern Kyoto.
- Founded in 1389.
- Moved to current location in 1968.
The Nichiren Buddhist Myomanji Temple far to the north of the Kyoto has wonderful views of Mount Hiei. There is a concrete copy of the famed stupa at Bodh Gaya, India, where the historical Buddha gained Enlightenment and a graceful statue of the Buddha within.
Myomanji has pleasant grounds of raked gravel to take in the fine views from the steps of the main hall.
Myomanji was founded by the Priest Nichiju in the 14th century and moved to its present location as redevelopment took place in the Teramachi Nijo area of downtown Kyoto.
Free Admission to the temple precincts; admission fee for the Yukinoniwa Garden and main hall.
Looking in to Myomanji Temple from the road
A five-minute walk from Kino station (Eiden Line). Twenty minutes on foot from the last stop--Kokusai Kaikan--on the Karasuma subway line.
Tel: 075 791-7171
91 Hataeda-cho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
Information on getting to Myomanji by bicycle through Shugakuin.
Myomanji Temple with a view of Mt. Hiei in the background