Konponji Temple

A famous temple known as one of the sacred places for Nichiren's Buddhist School

The Sanmaido Hall within the grounds of Konponji Temple is reputed to be the place where Nichiren (a Buddhist monk and the founder of the Nichiren School) had a debate with monks from other schools, and authored Kaimokusho (The Opening of the Eyes). It is one of the sacred places for the Nichiren school, along with Myoshoji Temple in the Sawata area, where Nichiren wrote Kanjinhonzonsho (The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind). Konponji Temple is a temple complex consisting of twenty-nine buildings and halls on an area of approximately 56,200 square metres. Included on the grounds are Soshido Hall (named after its founder) and the Main Hall, constructed and donated by wealthy gold-mining engineers in the Edo Period (1603-1867).

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
1837 Niibo Ono, Sado, Niigata 952-0109
Contact Information
Official site
Adults: 300JPY / Children: 150JPY
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 by car
Nearest bus stop
Konponjimae(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
[Opening Times] April-October: 8:00-16:30 / November-March: 8:00-15:30