Tainei-ji Temple | Visit Nagato, Japan

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Tainei-ji Temple

Genre : Shrines & Temples

Area : Fukawa/Yumoto

The final resting place of warlord Yoshitaka Ouichi, who brought reknown to Yamaguchi during the Muromachi Period (1333-1573)

The temple grounds are broad, and include a main hall that was reconstructed during the Edo Period (1600-1868), though the main gate still retains its original cornerstone. There are also a number of legends surrounding the temple, including one that tells of Yoshitaka Ouchi, a daimyo military commander, catching sight of his reflection in a nearby pond, and sensing from its reflection that his end was close.
Nagato Yumoto Onsen is a part of the area historically controlled by Tainei-ji Temple, said to have been bequeathed from a god. Together they share a history of approximately 600 years.
The nearby Banjaku-jo Bridge is built over the Daineiji River, and dates from the Edo Period. With its atypical stone construction, it is listed as one of three unusual bridges in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and makes for a lovely sight amongst the autumn leaves in the fall.


Best viewing times:
Cherry blossoms: Late March-Early April
Autumn foliage: Mid-November-Early December
(includes nighttime light-ups)

1074-1 Fukugawa-Yumoto, Nagato, Yamaguchi 759-4103
By bus:
3 minute walk from "Tainei-ji" bus stop.

By car (from within Nagato):
15 minute drive from Nagato-shi Station on the JR San'in Main Line

By car (from outside Nagato):
35 minutes on the Chugoku Expressway via the Mine Interchange
Open Hours