Myokaku-ji Temple (Kyoto City) (妙覚寺 (京都市))
Myokaku-ji Temple is the Honzan (founding temple) of the Nichiren Sect located in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Gosokuzan. It has three sub-temples (Zenmyo-in, Jissei-in and Gyokusen-in).
1378: Nichijitsu founded Myokaku-ji Temple at Shijo-dori street and Omiya-dori Street.
1483: Relocated to Nijo-dori Street and Koromonotana-dori Street by the order of Yosihisa ASHIKAGA.
1536: The temple was destroyed in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance and followers fled to Sakai City.
1548: Followers were allowed to return to Kyoto and rebuilt the temple at Nijo-dori Street and Koromonotana-dori Street.
It temporarily served as the residence of Shogun Yoshiteru ASHIKAGA ('The History of Japan,' Luis Frois).
Nobunaga ODA also frequently lodged at the temple during his visits to Kyoto ('Nobunaga Koki').
1582: Nobutada ODA stayed at the temple during the Incident at Honno-ji ('Nobunaga Koki'). Damaged by fire during the incident.
1583: The temple was relocated to its current location by the order of Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI.
1788: Destroyed by the Great Fire of the Tenmei era.
Myokaku-ji Temple is currently served by the 83rd chief priest Chogaku Nissen. He is of the head temple of the Tenshi Lineage.
Important Cultural Property (Nationally Designated)
Urabon Gosho (letter to the grandmother of Priest Nichii) written by Nichiren
Tangible Cultural Properties Designated by Kyoto City
Kaho two-storey pagoda
Cultural Property Not Yet Designated
135 Shimoseizoguchi-cho, Shincho-dori Kuramaguchi-dori kudaru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
3 minutes walk from Kuramaguchi Station on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line.