Unryuzan Shoko-ji Temple (National Treasure) 雲龍山勝興寺(国宝)

A large base for the Ikko movement that drew attention from the feudal lords in the Sengoku period

This temple was the main site of the Ikko uprisings in Etchu Province during the Sengoku period (1467-1615). With the might of a medieval fortified temple, this nationally designated cultural property is the 8th largest in Japan. The Shoko-ji Temple was placed under the jurisdiction of the western part of Etchu Province, and under the complicated political circumstances of the Sengoku period, the temple deepened its relationships with feudal clans, including the Takeda clan from Kai Province and the Asakura clan from Echizen Province. In the early modern period, the Shoko-ji Temple deepened its relationship with the Maeda clan, the local feudal lords, as well the Hongan-ji Temple and the imperial nobility and eventually became the furegashira, the head administrative temple, for the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in Etchu Province and retained its power up until modern times. The fruitless gingko, the stone fallen from the sky, the never-drying pond and the rest of the seven mysteries of the Shoko-ji Temple are also famous. The temple is currently being renovated for the Great Heisei Renovation, and work will be completed in 2020

Takaoka / Himi / Imizu


Address 933-0112 富山県高岡市伏木古国府17-1
Telephone Number 0766-44-0037
Opening Times 9:00-16:00
Closed None
Prices Renovation Cooperation Fee: 500 yen for adults, free for children (middle school age or under)
For groups who wish to have a guide, please make a reservation at least 3 days in advance.
Car Park Tourism parking lot at Fushiki Station
Getting There ■4-minute walk from Fushiki Station on the JR Himi Line
■15-minute drive from the Takaoka-kita I.C. on the Noetsu Expressway
Website https://www.takaoka.or.jp/en/archives/289?lang=en

Discover More Attractions

Find Nearby Sushi Restaurants

Find Nearby Accommodations

You Might Also Like

We use cookies on this site to enhance your experience. By continuing to browse, you agree to our use of cookies. See our Cookie Policy for more information.