Gyotokuji Temple

Gyotokuji Temple

Founded by Rennyo's foremost disciple, Akao Doshu


Toyama ken, Nanto shi, Nishiakaomachi



Business Hours

9:00 - 17:00


December through March

Gyotokuji temple, with its magnificent straw thatched roof (representing a 300 year old architectural style), was founded towards the end of the Muromachi era by Akao Doshu.  Doshu was a disciple of Rennyo, a monk known for his restorative work in the Pure Land sect of Buddhism).  The Gassho Kirizumazukuri (straw, gabled roof) priest's quarters, built towards the end of the Edo period, skillfully convey their special purpose though their elegant construction.  Be sure to also visit the neighboring Doshu Itoku Kan, containing various treasured items associated with Doshu.

●Itoku Kan Entrance fee:
 Adults - ¥200 / Jr. High School Students - ¥100

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