National Treasures in Obama

Wakasa Province (the former name of mainly the Reinan area) was called “Miketsukuni,” and was a strategic point for transporting marine products to Kyoto and Osaka. There are many old temples in the present Obama City, and it is fun to visit them.

Myotsu-ji Temple, with its main hall and three-story pagoda, both national treasures, houses powerful Buddhist statues, Jingu-ji Temple hosts the annual “Omizu-okuri” ceremony held in February prior to the “Omizu-tori” ceremony at Todai-ji Temple in Nara.