TRAVEL GUIDE NORTHEN BIWA LAKE

Kokokaku/Yoshirokaku

The north-east direction is called “Kimon (unlucky direction)” in Japan and it is said that evil spirits intrude from the direction. Mt. Kodakami on which Kokokaku/Yoshirokaku is located is positioned at “Kimon (unlucky direction)” from Kyoto and Shiga, and is where Buddhist priests practice to protect this place and prevent evil spirits from intruding according to legend.
Kokokaku, which was built in 1963, is the first cultural property warehouse of Shiga Prefecture for preserving various treasures owned by the temples on Mt. Kodakami. This warehouse houses valuable Buddhist arts such as Buddhist statues, Buddhist pictures, etc. designated as National Important Cultural Properties.
Address
1100 Furuhashi, Kinomotocho, Nagahama City, Shiga Pref.
Access
[Public transportation] 5-min. walk after 14 min. by bus from JR Kinomoto Stn.
[By car] 12 min. from Kinomoto Interchange of Hokuriku Expressway
[Parking] Available
Business hours
9:00~16:00
Note that admission is possible until 15:30.
Price
500 yen Group discount (15 or more): 400 yen The fees include tours of both Kokokaku and Yoshirokaku. For the latest information on facilities and admission fees, contact us directly.
Inquiry
Ikoi-no-ie Rest House (Information Center for Keisoku-ji Temple)
Tel
+81-749-82-2784