Saikyo-ji Temple was built by Prince Shotoku and restored by Master Shinsei, a renowned monk in the 14th century. It is also the head temple of the Tendai Shinsei sect of Buddhism. As a place of Buddhist practice and precepts, not a single day passes where Buddhist prayers are not performed. The temple was rebuilt by Akechi Mitsuhide after it was destroyed by fire in the siege of Mount. Hiei, and the Akechi family tomb remains at the temple. On the temple grounds, you can visit the main hall (an important cultural asset) constructed entirely from Japanese zelkova and the reception hall located in the reconstructed Fushimi-Momoyama Castle.