The Head Temple of Nenbutsushu Sampozan Muryojuji, the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism, is located in Kami-Mikusa, Kato city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world with the precincts of 1.8 million square meters and is the sacred place for all Buddhists in the world.
The construction of the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism was proposed and unanimously decided by the supreme Buddhist leaders gathering from the five continents at the Fourth Buddhist Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2005. Then, it was inaugurated in November 2008.
In the Sakyamuni Hall of the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism, the Buddha image dedicated by Most Ven. Thich Tri Tinh, President of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Council, is enshrined. Moreover, the Buddha images dedicated by the supreme Buddhist leaders, Royal Family members, and national leaders from 51 countries around the world are enshrined.
For the First Buddhist Summit held in Kyoto in 1998, Most Ven. Dr. Thich Minh Chau, Vice President of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Council, agreed to the concept of Buddhist Summit. Since then, the supreme Buddhist leaders of Vietnam such as Most Ven. Dr. Thich Chon Thien, Standing Vice President of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Council, have participated in every Buddhist Summit conference.
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has a deep bond with Nenbutsushu Sampozan Muryojuji Head Temple. National leaders and high dignitaries from Vietnam have visited this temple as follows;
- H.E. Tran Quoc Khanh, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2011
- H.E. Ho Xuan Son, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2012
- H.E. Tran Duc Luong, Fifth President of Vietnam in 2015
- H.E. Vu Hong Nam, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2016
- Mrs. Tran Thi Thu, spouse of H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minster of Vietnam in 2016
- H.E. Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2018
- H.E. Tran Don, Former Deputy Minister of Ministry of Defense in 2022
- H.E. Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in 2022
Many Vietnamese people have been visiting this temple since its inauguration in 2008.
Official websites of Nenbutsushu Sampozan Muryojuji Temple are as follows;