Kyoto by the Sea

Matsuno-dera Temple

Matsuno-dera is temple 29 of a 33 temple pilgrimage route through western Japan. All of these temples enshrine the bodhisattva Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. Matsuno-dera Temple is also famous for the Buddhist dances that are performed here. The natural landscape at the temple is beautiful, too, and the grounds contain Japanese cultural assets.

532 Matsuo, Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture
Train: Approx. 50 minute walk from JR Matsunodera Station

From Kyoto, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
[Kyoto Jukan Expressway Tamba IC to National Route 9 to National Route 27]

From Osaka, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
[Chugoku Expressway to Maizuru Wakasa Expressway, get off at Maizuru East I.C]

From Kobe, approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes
[Shin-Kobe Tunnel to Hanshin Expressway Kita Kobe Line to Rokko Kita Toll Road to Chugoku Expressway to Maizuru Wakasa Expressway Maizuru East I.C.]

From Tsuruga, approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes
[National Route 27 to Maizuru Wakasa Expressway Obama Nishi I.C to Maizuru East I.C]
Business Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Regular-sized cars 400 yen, Buses 1,500 yen
*Higashi-Maizuru side approach parking lot
(Parking spaces: 80 cars, 8 buses)
*Obama / Takahama side approach parking lot
(Parking spaces: 25 cars, 5 buses)