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Oppo-ji Temple


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Culture, tradition

 Established in 736, Oppo-ji, one of Niigata’s finest historical temples, appears in the classic Japanese literature piece, Tales of Past and Present (Konjyaku-monogatari-shu). It is also one of the temples visited by classical author Matsuo Basho during his famous journey described in Narrow Road to the Deep North. The three-storied pagoda boasts a history of 380 years, and is a nationally designated important cultural property.


(Address)1112 Otsu, Tainai City
(Best time to go)Year-round
(Contact)Oppo-ji Temple
(Cost)Adults: 300 yen, High School Students: 200 yen, Junior High/Elementary Students: 150 yen

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