Myoshoji Temple

A sacred place for Nichiren School of Buddhism on the old site of Ichinosawa Hermitage

Myoshoji Temple is where Nichiren Shonin, founder of Nichiren School exiled to Sado, resided in a hermitage. He moved to here from Sanmaido in Tsukahara, where he authored Kaimokusho ("The Opening of the Eyes"), and spent about two years until he was pardoned in 1274. Nichiren perfected the doctrine of Nichiren School by authoring Kanjinhonzonsho ("The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind") and revealing the main object of worship, the Hokke Mandala (Lotus Mandala) in Myoshoji Temple, and that makes Myoshoji Temple a sacred place for Nichiren School. Myoshoji Temple is also known as a temple named by Nichiren Shonin himself, and there is Soshido Hall dedicated to Nichiren on the old site of his hermitage.

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
454 Ichinosawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1302
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Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 35 by car
Nearest bus stop
Nagaki(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop