Exploring Nagahama’s Momoyama Cultural Legacy

North of Kurokabe Square lies Daitsu-ji Temple, a satellite temple affiliated with Kyoto’s Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, serving as the headquarters of the Jodo Shinshu (Otani School of True Pure Land Sect). Fondly known as “Nagahama Gobosan,” this temple has held a cherished place within Nagahama’s local community for over 400 years since its foundation. Delve into Nagahama’s vibrant cultural legacy at this temple, where each architectural facet and artistic element narrates Japan’s enthralling Momoyama era.

Upon passing through the majestic zelkova wood gate, visitors are transported into the realm of Momoyama culture. The main hall and grand hall, esteemed as significant cultural assets, exhibit remnants from Fushimi Castle, exuding the grandeur and lavishness inherent in Momoyama culture. The side gates, including one relocated from Nagahama Castle’s main gate, add to the array of distinguished cultural properties. The guest rooms’ interiors boast remarkable mural artworks by Kano Sanraku, Kano Sansetsu, and Maruyama Okyo. The exquisitely manicured gardens hold the status of a national scenic spot.

**This facility is eligible for the Nagahama Excursion Passport**




8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Dec 11 – Jan 31 (except Sat & Sun)


500 yen / adult, 100 yen / children, free / under 12


Cash only

6-50 Sanwachō, Nagahama, Shiga 526-0055, Japan