Local map

Places of interest in the vicinity

Raigo-in Temple in Ohara

Raigo-in is one of sub-temples of Enryaku-ji. The Tendai sect temple was built as a training hall for "Shomyo", or Buddhist chant by "Jikaku Daishi" Ennin (794-864) in the 9th century. The temple then decayed and priest Ryonin (1072-1132) revived it in 1109. Ryonin also revived and completed Shomyo.

The temple once had many buildings but those were destroyed by fire in November 1426. The present main hall was built in 16th century.

The three Buddhist images of the temple are important cultural properties of Japan.

Hondo, the main hall.
November 16, 2001
Hondo, the main hall.
September 16, 2002
Buddhist images in the main hall.
November 16, 2001
The belfry and azalea.
May 5, 2006