Myosenji Temple

An ancient temple connected with Nichiren Shonin (founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism who was exiled to Sado), which evokes a sense of medieval times

Tamemori Endo (Abutsubo Nittoku Shonin) served Nichiren upon being exiled to Sado and became an avid believer of the Hokke mantra. Together with his wife, Sen-nichini (a Buddhist nun), he opened his residence as a temple in 1278, and this is said to be the origin of Myosenji Temple. The temple used to be a residence of the Takeda Honma clan, deputy governor of Sado, and the ambience of a castle still remains. On site stands the only five-story pagoda in Niigata Prefecture, as well as the grave of Suketomo Hino, who was forced into exile on Sado after the Shochu Incident.

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29 Abutsubo, Sado, Niigata 952-0303
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Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Takedabashi(Kuninaka Line、Kanamarusen Line) Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:15, Buses:2