Ohara Benzaiten Choju-in Temple

The 4th lord of Hikone, Naoki Ii, ordered the construction of this temple by the same carpenter who had repaired Nikko Tosho-gu, a famous temple in Tochigi Prefecture. With its elegant architecture, in which the main hall shares a roof with the other halls has given Ohara Benzaiten Choju-in Temple the nickname of "Hikone's Nikko."
A visit to this shrine is said to give to pilgrims the worth of a virtuous deed equal to a pilgrimage to 381 temple locations.
Ohara Benzaiten Choju-in Temple's temple gate also forms a picture frame with straight-on view of Hikone Castle.

1139 Furusawa-cho, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture 522-0007
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