Daijyo-ji Temple

With beautiful paintings on the sliding doors,
the entire temple is like a museum.

There are 168 nationally important cultural properties, including 165 wall paintings by Ohkyo Maruyama and his disciples, a statue of the eleven-faced Kannon, etc. The wall paintings of the reception hall compose the world of the 3-dimensional mandala which was created by well calculated arrangements. His idea of painting, called “Place” painting, has been blended together with a region, building, space, and religion.
You can see this style of painting in the images painted 200 years ago on the sliding paper doors. The images appear to shift position depending on the angle of viewing. These important cultural assets are a must-see. English guide available. (Reservations required.)


Business Hours
9:00-16:00 (Entrance until 15:40)

Closed: Irregular holidays
860 Mori Kasumi-ku Kami-cho Mikata-gun, Hyogo
〒669-6545 兵庫県美方郡香美町香住区森 860

This site is in Japanese.

Entrance Fee
Adult: 800 yen
Children: 500 yen (elementary school students)
Language Support
Sorry, but only Japanese is spoken.


JR:Kasumi station (香住駅)
Kami-Chomin Bus:Ohkyodera-guchi (応挙寺口)
Zentan Bus (Tajimawaru):Daijyo-ji Temple (大乗寺)

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