The name of the island is derived from the variety of views depending on the direction from which the island is viewed. Since 1,500 years ago, Take shima island has been worshipped as an object of worship since ancient times.
Take shima island is located about 6.5 km off the coast of Hikone City and has a circumference of about 600 m. It’s a small island, and the whole island is the precincts of the Nichiren sect’s Kento-ji Temple.
In the Edo period, they carried soil from Mt. Kojin in Hikone and planted trees. Until then, it was called a bamboo island because it was covered with bamboo.