Sōken-ji (摠見寺 Sōken-ji?) is a temple of the Rinzai school Myōshin-ji sect of Zen. It is located in the Azuchi area of Ōmihachiman, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

The temple was donated by Oda Nobunaga to Azuchi Castle during the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the Tenshō era.

On the 16th of November in 1854, Sōken-ji was lost to accidental fire.

After the Meiji period, the Karihondō of Sōken-ji was reconstructed at the house of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the ruins of Azuchi Castle.

Entrance fee

Entrance fee 500 yen a.m. 9:00-p.m.4:00(Every day) Entrance fee for Sōken-ji's hondō (Sundays and Holidays) 500 yen (only over 15 years old) with Japanese tea set.


The temple is accessible from JR Azuchi Station on the Biwako Line by walking 30 minutes.

The National Highway Route 8 passes through the town.

External links

  • Azuchi Castle Photo Gallery at PHOTOGUIDE.JP

Coordinates: 35°09′22″N 136°08′22″E / 35.156022°N 136.139361°E / 35.156022; 136.139361