## A temple with a 1000-year history
The main hall at Myoo-in Temple, said to have been built in 807 and rebuilt in 1321, is a designated national treasure that mixes architectural influences from Japan and China.
The temple is accessible by bus.
It is a 15-minute bus ride from JR Fukuyama Station on the Tomotetsu bus. Get off at the Kusado-kamino-cho stop, and the temple is about a 15-minute walk away.
The pagoda is 31 meters tall
It is the fifth oldest pagoda in Japan
Within the temple's grounds, you can find Hagi-Mon, the main gate leading into the temple. Legend states that it was carved from a single gargantuan chunk of bush clover wood. The five-tiered pagoda, built in 1348, is the fifth oldest of its kind in Japan. Donations from people living in the area funded its construction.
The temple is built on the side of Mount Atago. The dense green wooded surroundings highlight the vibrant red and white buildings of the temple. Come in the fall for a fiery orange backdrop perfect for all your photos.