Bishamonten Myohoji Temple, Fuji

A Chinese-style temple in Fuji City (not Mount Fuji)

By Peter Sidell    - 1 min read

About fifteen minutes' walk from Yoshiwara station (one stop from Fuji City), Bishamonten Myohoji is a temple whose interest lies in the details. The colorful Chinese pavilion is home to energetic dragons, coiling around the pillars and roaring from the roof, and beautiful landscapes and nature scenes painted on its tiles; while under the eaves of the main hall's roof, you'll find painstakingly detailed carvings of more dragons, landscapes and dioramas.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.