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Takidanji Temple


Featuring the Garden that Became Fukui Prefecture's First Nationally Designated Site of Scenic Beauty

This temple, built in 1375, has long been maintained and protected through the deep faith of the rulers of the Echizen region, starting with the warring states-era feudal lords, the Asakura and Shibata clans, and continuing through to the Edo era (1603–1868) with the Matsudaira clan (lords of the Fukui Domain) and the Arima clan (lords of the Maruoka Domain). The temple's sanctuary features a variety of items on display, including national treasures and important cultural properties. Behind the main hall is an exquisite Japanese garden, which has been nationally designated as a site of scenic beauty for its beautiful atmosphere through all four seasons, such as the tree branch supports erected for the winter snows.

  • 1-7-15 Takidani, Mikuni-cho, Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture
  • +81 (776) 82-0216
  • 10 min. walk from Mikuni Sta. on the Echizen Railway

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