1. Myosenji Temple
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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.

Facility Basic Information

29 Abutsubo, Sado, Niigata 952-0303
For inquiries
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Takedabashi (Kuninaka Line, Kanamarusen Line) Approx. 20 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:15  Buses:2 

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