Ryotan-ji Temple | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Hamamatsu Station 

[Ryotan-ji Temple]

The elegant garden is a must-see, and a nationally designated place of scenic beauty

This ancient temple is located in the north of the Oku-Hamanako region, in Iinoya, Inasa-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi. Said to have been founded by Gyoki Bosatsu in 733 AD, Ryotan-ji Temple is famous for having been the family temple of the Ii family, noted for Naomasa Ii, a Tokugawa Shitenno, and Naosuke Ii, the chief minister at the late Edo period. Within the temple's approximately 33,000-square-meter precincts, visitors will find precious buildings like the main hall, which has been designated as part of the prefecture's cultural property, and also Ryotanji Garden, which was created by Enshu Kobori and is a nationally designated place of scenic beauty. This is a place to come to enjoy beautiful scenery which is in harmony with nature in each of the four seasons.
Address 1989 Iinoya, Inasa-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-53-542-0480 (Japanese only)
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Holidays August 15, December 22 to 27 * Some unscheduled holidays
Admission fee Adults (high school students and over) 500 yen, children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 200 yen
Access Take the Enshu Railway Bus bound for Okuyama from "Hamamatsu Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 60 minutes, alight at "Jingu-ji" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL http://www.ryotanji.com/

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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