Nariaiji Temple

Travel Information

Nariaiji Temple (成相寺) is one of the oldest temples located in Northern Kyoto Prefecture. It is located on the mountain that has a great view of Amanohashidate. This temple is the practice temple for Shugendo and one of 5 holy places where all the saints live. In 704, Emperor Monmu order to built a temple here. Since then, many people still worship here. There are many old buildings and properties.

Visitor's Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: 500 yen for Adult, 200 yen for under high school, free for under elementary school.
There is a group discount.
Time: 8:00 to 16:30.

0. Nishi-Maizuru Station.
1. use Kyoto-Tango Line Miyamai Line to Amanohasidate Station.
2. use a cruise to travel to the other side of the bay.
3. use a Bus to Nariaiji.

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Detailed Travel Guide

Nariaiji Temple
Nariaiji Temple is Shingon Buddhism Temple located in Miyatsu, Kyoto Prefecture. It is 28th temples of western major temples.

In 704, Emperor Monmu ordered to establish temple here. This temple is located on Mt. Nariai that is 569m high and has a great view of Amanohashidate. This temple had been the temple of Shugendo.

Legend said, the establishment of this temple is according to the story of one monk who practiced at this mountain under snow. During the heavy snow, he lost all foods. He was ready to die, but he decided to kill deer and ate its leg with a soup. that was against the bible of the buddhism. However, he survived with the soup. Later when the snow was melted, he found out that the leg of the Kannon statue was lost, and he realized that Kannon appeared and help his life.

Sanmon Gate
There are Nio Statues. They are watching all the visitors from the small windows that you can see when you enter this gate.

The main hall
Constructed in 1774.

The Bell Tower
Constructed in Edo period.