Myojoin Temple (みょうじょういん)

Area
Goto
Category
History&Culture
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Myojoin Temple was the worshipping place chosen by the feudal lords of the Goto clan for many generations. The current main building was completed by the 28th Lord of Goto, Goto Moriyuki, in 1778.

The oldest wooden temple in Goto City was the worshipping place chosen by the feudal lords of the Goto clan for many generations. The current main building was completed by the 28th Lord of Goto, Goto Moriyuki, in 1778. Myojoin Temple is also the main temple for the Shingon Sect of Buddhism in Goto. The paintings on the ceiling of the main building are believed to have been painted by a disciple of the famed painter Kano Eitoku.  Myojoin Temple, in which the famous monk Kukai is said to have stayed on his way back from China, contains many buddhist artefacts and statues dating back from Kamakura and Muromachi (mid-12th to mid-16th century) eras.
 

Information

Address 853-0042 長崎県五島市吉田町1905
TEL 0959-72-2218
Hours of Operation 9:00~12:00, 13:00~17:00
Closed Monday, 1st and 28th of every month, 8/13~16, 12/28~1/8
Access 10 minutes by car from Fukue Port Terminal.

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