Konan Sanzan (The Three Great Temples of Konan City) is the generic name for the three temples which have a national treasure in Konan City, Shiga Prefecture.

These are the Tendai Buddhist temples related to Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple (比叡山延暦寺).


About Konan Sanzan

湖南三山の注意書き

Joraku-ji Temple (常楽寺), Chojyu-ji Temple (長寿寺) and Zensui-ji Temple (善水寺), The three Tendai Sect temples with long history in Konan City, are known as the “Konan Sanzan (湖南三山).”

These temples have the building of the national treasure.

The precincts of these temples are also known as a famous spot for autumn leaves in Shiga Prefecture.

This article introduces the recommended schedule to visit these temples by train and bus.

Important Notes

湖南三山の地図(Map of the Konan Sanzan)

The schedule was created with reference to the timetable described below.

JR Ishibe Station

JR Kosei Station

Konan City Community Bus (Ishibe Roop Line)

Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line (Shimoda Line Kosei Station root)

Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line (Hibarigaoka root)

・There are cases in which the schedule is changed without advanced notice.

・It is necessary to reservation in advance in order to visit to the Joraku-ji Temple except during the colored leaves period in autumn.


Recommended schedule in Weekdays

Schedule overview

Start (JR Kosei Sta.) 9:25
Goal (JR Ishibe Sta.) 15:18
Time required About 5 hours 43 minutes
Total fare 1,440 yen (Adult)

Schedule details

Time Place Transportation facilities
9:25 JR Kosei Sta. North exit bus stop Konan City Community Bus Shimoda Line Kosei Station root
9:37 Iwane bus stop
10:02 Iwane bus stop→Zensui-ji Walk (About 25 min)
10:02 – 11:10 Zensui-ji Temple (About 68 min)
11:10 Zensui-ji→Iwane bus stop Walk (About 25 min)
11:35 Iwane bus stop Konan City Community Bus Hibarigaoka root
12:15 JR Kosei Sta. North exit bus stop
12:31 JR Kosei Sta. JR Kusatsu Line
(Bound for Kusatsu)

12:35 JR Ishibe Sta.
12:45 JR Ishibe Sta. bus stop Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line
12:59 Choju-ji bus stop
13:04 Choju-ji bus stop→Choju-ji Walk (About 5 min)
13:04 – 13:54 Choju-ji Temple (About 50 min)
13:54 Choju-ji→Choju-ji bus stop Walk (About 5 min)
13:59 Choju-ji bus stop Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line
14:02 Nishidera (Joraku-ji) bus stop
14:12 Nishidera (Joraku-ji) bus stop→Joraku-ji Walk (About 10 min)
14:12 – 14:52 Joraku-ji Temple (About 40 min)
14:52 Joraku-ji→Nishidera (Joraku-ji) bus stop Walk (About 10 min)
15:02 Nishidera (Joraku-ji) bus stop Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line
15:18 JR Ishibe Sta. bus stop

Recommended schedule in Holydays

Schedule overview

Start (JR Ishibe Sta.) 9:35
Goal (JR Kosei Sta.) 15:50
Time required About 6 hours 15 minutes
Total fare 1,440 yen (Adult)

Schedule details

Time Place Transportation facilities
9:35 IR Ishibe Sta. bus stop Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line
9:46 Nishidera (Jorakuji) bus stop
9:56 Nishidera (Jorakuji) bus stop→Joraku-ji Walk (About 10 min)
9:56 – 10:46 Joraku-ji Temple (About 50 min)
10:46 Joraku-ji→Nishidera (Jorakuji) bus stop Walk (About 10 min)
10:56 Nishidera (Jorakuji) bus stop Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line
10:59 Choju-ji bus stop
11:04 Choju-ji bus stop→Choju-ji Walk (About 5 min)
11:04 – 11:54 Choju-ji Temple (About 50 min)
11:54 Choju-ji→Choju-ji bus stop Walk (About 5 min)
11:59 Choju-ji bus stop Konan City Community Bus Ishibe Roop Line
12:14 JR Ishibe Sta. bus stop
12:35 JR Ishibe Sta. JR Kusatsu Line
(Bound for Kibukawa)
12:39 JR Kosei Sta.
Waiting time / Lunch break (About 41 min)
13:20 Kosei Sta. North exit bus stop Konan City Community Bus Hibarigaoka Line
13:51 Iwane bus stop
14:11 Iwane bus stop→Zensui-ji Walk (About 20 min)
14:11 – 15:10 Zensui-ji (About 59 min)
15:10 Zensui-ji→Iwane bus stop Walk (About 20 min)
15:30 Iwane bus stop Konan City Community Bus Shimoda Line Kosei Station root
15:50 Kosei Sta. North exit bus stop

Parking lot of Konan Sanzan

 

常楽寺の駐車場(Parking lot of Joraku-ji)

Joraku-ji Temple has a parking lot for 17 cars. (Worshipers are free.)


長寿寺の駐車場(Parking lot of Choju-ji)

Choju-ji Temple has a parking lot for 20 cars. (Worshipers are free.)


善水寺の駐車場(parking lot of Zensui-ji)

Zensui-ji Temple has a parking lot for 50 cars. (Worshipers are free.)

Detailed directions and highlights of Joraku-ji Temple


Detailed directions and highlights of Choju-ji Temple

Detailed directions and highlights of Zensui-ji Temple


Hotel search and reservation around Konan Sanzan


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