Bitchu Kokubunji Temple

A five-storied pagoda rises 34 meters above the surrounding fields in Soja, Okayama, indicating the ancient grounds of Bitchu Kokubunji Temple. The temple complex was built during the Nara period (710–794) to protect the country from natural disasters and famine. The current structures date from the Edo period (1603–1867). The towering pagoda is the only one of its kind in Okayama, and the pagoda framed by seasonal flowers, is an iconic view of the area. There is a cycling route from JR Soja Station to the temple, and there are bicycles to rent near the station.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    1046 Kanbayashi, Soja-shi, Okayama

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