In the southern part of the interior plain of Sado is a beautiful buddhist temple. It has all the charm of a local temple: hidden, calm, timeless. A must see in Sado !
At the entrance, an impressive wooden five-storied pagoda. Then, follow a path that brings you inside the temple grounds. The temple has a beautiful entrance gate, a multitude of prayer buildings and a small Japanese garden. It is said that the founder of the Nichiren Buddhist School (Abutsubo Nittoku Shonin) established the Myosen-ji temple in 1278, while in exile in Sado. Then, the governor of Sado lived in the temple. Since then, its old style has been preserved.
Address : 29 Abutsubo, Sado, Niigata 952-0303, Japan
Access: Takedabashi bus stop with the Kuninaka Line or Kanamarusen Line