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Myojo-ji Temple Review

This seldom-visited but well-tended temple complex sits a few miles north of the town of Hakui on the bus route from Kanazawa. The temple, founded in 1294 and belonging to the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, has a five-story pagoda dating from the 1600s. A large, colorful Buddha statue sits inside a squat wooden building. The influence of mainland Asia is visible in the gargantuan, wooden guardian deities. It's a 10-minute walk to the temple from the nearest bus stop.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Yo Taki-dani-machi, Hakui, 925-0002
  • Phone: 0767/27–1226
  • Cost: ¥500
  • Hours: Daily 8–5
  • Location: Noto-hanto (Noto Peninsula)
Updated: 09-20-2013

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