• Hokkeji Temple
  • Hokkeji Temple
  • Hokkeji Temple
  • Hokkeji Temple

Hokkeji Temple



Empress Komyo built this temple at the site of her father's (Fujiwara no Fuhito) home to serve as a head convent for nuns. It is one of three Yamato convents. The temple's principal image, an 11-faced Kannon Bosatsu, was carved from a single red-tinged birch tree. It is said to be modeled on the figure of Empress Komyo by a teacher from India. After being destroyed by a war-related fire and an earthquake, Toyotomi Hideyori and Lady Chacha made a contribution to rebuild the main hall in 1601.

Location Information

  • Address

    882 Hokkeji-cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture, 630-8001

  • Nearest Station
    Shinomiya Station
    ・ Kintetsu-nara Line
    17 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    *Reception ends at 16:00
  • Closed
  • Public Site
    Official Site
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