Gyotoku-ji Temple

Gyotoku-ji Temple © Iry

About Gyotoku-ji Temple

Located in the famous World Heritage site of Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture, Gyotoku-ji is a Buddhist temple that was  believed to have been built in 1513. The shrine’s defining feature is the straw-roofed Gassho-style sanmon gate which was built over 300 years ago but is still standing  today with a dignified aura about it. The temple’s kitchen (called the “kuri”) is similarly done in a Gassho style; along with the sanmon gate the kuri is designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of Nanto City. Next to Gyotoku-ji is the Doshu Itoku Kan where you can see a variety of treasures related to Doshu, the founder of the temple. If you come to visit Gokayama, why not drop by for a visit?


To get to Gyotoku-ji Temple by public transit, from JR Johana Station take a bus bound for Gokayama; get off the bus once you reach the Nishi-akao Bus Stop. If you are visiting by car, take the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway to Gokayama IC and drive 5 minutes from the interchange. 

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Description: Gyotoku-ji Temple

Sights Gyotoku-ji Temple (行徳寺 )
Address 825 Nishiakaomachi, Nanto-shi, Toyama-ken
Phone / Fax Phone: 0763-67-3302
Duration 20Minutes
Business Hours Monday:09:00-17:00
Closed dates Winter season
Admission Fee Pay admission: 300yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November)
Recommended target Family Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Gyotoku-ji Temple