Rengebuji Temple

A holy place of the Shingon School of Buddhism, called the temple of hydrangeas

Rengebuji Temple was established by Kukai (Kobo Taishi, who founded the Shingon school of Buddhism) around 806, since Sado is considered to be an unlucky direction from the Imperial Palace. Rengebuji Temple is said to have been built on the order of Emperor Saga, and is one of the holy places of the Shingon school of Buddhism, along with Kongoji and Murouji Temples. Kobodo Hall, Kondo Main Hall and Kotsudo Ossuary are designated as Japan's Important Cultural Properties, and sixteen other buildings and halls within the precinct are registered as National Tangible Cultural Properties. The hydrangeas come into full bloom in July, and the scenery is breathtaking.

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
182 Kobie, Sado, Niigata 952-0602
Contact Information
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 5 by car
Nearest bus stop
Ogi Onsenmae(Akadomarisen Line、Ogi Line、Shukunegi Line) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop