Noukyo-do Hall of Sanbutsu-ji Temple

Anonymus12th Century Late Heian Period

Mt. Mitoku Sanbutsu ji Temple

Mt. Mitoku Sanbutsu ji Temple
Misasa-cho, Touhaku District, Japan

Nationally Important Cultural Property
Noukyo-do is one of the halls located along the ascetic trail from Hon-do Hall of Sanbutsu-ji Temple to Nageiredo Hall. It is the hall where Shugendo practitioners kept "Sutras" (Okyo) and its architectural style is "kasuga-zukuri", a traditional form of Shinto shrine.
It was previously thought to be built in early Kamakura Period; however, scientific investigations revealed that it was constructed in late Heian Period.


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