Enkakuji Temple

Enkakuji Temple


Enkakuji was the head temple of the Rinzai Buddhist sect in Ryukyu. In was constructed by King Sho Shin three years into his reign to celebrate the spirit of his father. Thereafter it became the family temple for the Second Sho Dynasty. Front pillars stand in front of the entrance of the main gate, which is three bays in width and two in depth. It is built with a hip-and-gable tiled roof and central double doors. Figures of the Deva kings are placed on either side. Largely destroyed during the war, it was restored in 1968.

Facility Information
Built to celebrate the spirit of his father by King Sho Shin, the main entrance of the family temple for the Second Sho Royal Dynasty
Shuri,Naha-City, Okinawa Prefecture
Transportation Access
Approximately 25 minutes from Okinawa Expressway : Naha I.C. by Car (open road)

Approximately 3 minutes from Nearest bus stop : Tonokura by Walk

Approximately 20 minutes from Okinawa Urban Monorail : Shuri Station by Walk