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  • Isonokami Jingu Shrine
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    94 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Furuchou 384
    A Shinto shrine located in Furu Town, Tenri City, Nara Prefecture. The head patron shrine of the Mononobe clan, it is also one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. The front shrine, said to have been donated by Emperor Shirakawa in 1081, and the Nanatsu-Saya-no-Tachi (Seven-Branched Sword), believed to be made in 369 and the same mentioned in the ancient Nihon shoki, are both National Treasures.

    The Nihon Shoki and the Kojiki mentions the Isnokami Jingu together with Ise Jingu Shrine (aka Isonomiya Shrine); the two are the Japan's first Shinto shrines. Isnokami Jingu is also considered to...

  • Club Bridge
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Kabatachou 272-1
    Opened in 2008 this club is the largest in the prefecture and features a wide variety of music, focused mainly on reggae and hip-hop. Come experience the state of the art sound and light system delivering a cutting edge musical experience performance.
  • Chogakuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Yanagimotochou 508
    This ancient Buddhist temple is said to have been built on the grounds of Yamato-jinja Shrine by the great priest Kukai at the request of Emperor Junna in 824. Once a mighty temple with 48 sub-temples and over 300 priests, the Chogaku-ji declined after experiencing a fire due to war as well as the anti-Buddhist sentiment of the Meiji period. The temple’s belfry gate, a designated Important Cultural Property, is the oldest in Japan and the only extant structure from the time of its founding. The temple’s spacious 40 thousand square meter grounds are planted with cherries, camellias, azaleas, and Japanese maple, and are famous both for flower viewing and enjoying autumn foliage. The Chogakuji is also the 19th station on the 25 Flower Temples of Kansai Pilgrimage.
  • Café Wawa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Sonoharachou 183
    A mountain refuge-style café located in Tenri Kanko Noen in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture standing along the park’s mountain nature-rich hiking course. The café serves healthy dishes such as lunches made with vegetables grown in the park with no or reduced pesticides, stone oven-baked pizzas, and kuri-mochi chestnut takes made according to the same recipe used when the establishment was founded in the Showa period. Visitors can also enjoy fun park activities here such as kuri-mochi pounding and mandarin orange picking in autumn.
  • Tenri Municipal Kurozuka Kofun Museum
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    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Yanagimotochou 1118-2
    This museum is situated in Yanagimoto Town, Tenri City, Nara Prefecture. It is focused on the “Kurozuka Kofun”, keyhole-shaped tomb, from which a number of artifacts were excavated, including the 33-sided “Sankakuen shinjukyo” bronze mirror excavated in 1998, which has the most sides of any bronze mirror discovered in Japan. Inside, you’ll find a replica of the tomb’s pit rock chamber as well as replicas of the artifacts. There are also many materials and panel displays on the Kofun period, the Kurozuka Kofun, and the excavations. The view of the rock chamber from the second-floor stairwell is breathtaking.

    黒塚古墳のすぐ横にあるガイダンス施設です 原寸大の竪穴式石室が復元されていて、三角縁 神獣鏡が置かれていた状態がよくわかります ボランティアの方が詳しく説明してくれます 周辺にはたくさんの古墳がありますので併せて 廻ってみて下さい

  • Keiko Tennoryo
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Shibutanichou
    This keyhole-shaped tomb is about 300 meters long and has a circumference of about one kilometer, making it the eighth-largest such tomb in Japan. It is believed to have been constructed in the latter half of the fourth century and authorized by Emperor Keiko, the 12th emperor.
  • Tomb of Emperor Sujin
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Yanagimotochou
    The Andon-yama Ancient Tomb at the mausoleum of 10th Emperor Sujin is one of the Yanagimoto ancient tombs. It is a keyhole-shaped tumulus of a length of 242 meters. It is thought to have been built in the first half of the 4th century, with beautiful sloping ridges.
  • Himiko-an
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    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Yanagimotochou 2994
    This coffee shop is located in Yanagimoto Town, Tenri City. The shop is inside the owner’s Japanese-style house, and customers can relax in the tatami room or the engawa (narrow wooden veranda) viewing the garden. The shop’s specialty is an original Japanese-style coffee, brewed and whisked in a green tea bowl.

    三輪〜柳本の山の辺の道ハイキング途中で一息したくて寄りました。完全なる民家、しかも仏間で面白かったです。お庭の向こうに三輪山を望めました。抹茶には虎屋の羊羹が、しかも太めにカットされた状態で出てきて驚きました。和風コーヒーはマイルドで、普段カフェ・オ・レの私も美味しくいただけました。またおじゃましたいです。

  • Yatogi-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Otogichou
    This is a Shinto shrine in Otogi-cho, Tenri City. At this shrine, the four gods, Takemikazuchi no Mikoto, Himegami, Futsunushi no Kami, and Amenokoyane no Mikoto are enshrined. The thatched roof of the hall of worship is rare and an uncommon type of Shinto architecture in the area.
  • Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Nakayamachou 401
    This temple carries a unique legend that differs from generally excepted historical fact. In it, it is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu narrowly avoided death after being defeated in Yamashiro Province by the army of Sanada Yukimura during the Winter Siege of Osaka in 1614 by escaping to Nara and hiding at the temple inside of an Okeya no Hitsugi (cooper's coffin). The temple is lined with numerous and diverse stone monuments and Buddhist images, including a large Muromachi- period image of the K?itigarbha and the grave of Matsudaira Sadakatsu, giving the temple grounds an atmosphere reminiscent of a hidden temple. The main temple gate is clearly marked with the Tokugawa family crest.
  • Momonoo-no-Taki Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Takimotochou
    This 23 meter-tall waterfall is one of the largest that lies along the Kasuga fault scarp. Long beloved by locals as Furu no Taki, the falls are a popular place to escape the summer heat. The falls are also famous for the Fudo Sanzon Magaibutsu carved into a stone wall on the left side of the plunge pool. This image of the Fudo Trinity is considered to be an excellent example of mid-Kamakura period Buddhist wall carving.
  • Oyamato-jinja Shrine
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    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Nizumichou 306
    This extremely old shrine had acquired a plot of land second only to Ise Jingu Shrine by the early Heian Period. It enshrines the Shinto deities Yamato no Okuni-mitama, Yachihoko no Okami, and Otoshi no Kami. It was also the guardian shrine of the Battleship Yamato. Because they shared the same name, part of the shrine's tutelary deities was enshrined in the ship through a Shinto ritual known as Bunrei. In 2018, the shrine's Chan-chan Festival was designated as a Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

    有名な神社です。奈良県観光にはいれていただきたいです。参道も地元の方が綺麗に掃除していただけてるのでとても気分よくよい参拝になりました。

  • Shirakawa Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Tenri City, Nara Prefecture
    Shirakawa Dam was constructed for flood control of the Takase River and Naragawa River basin and for irrigation of a 550-ha agricultural area. Reels and lures are prohibited, but Japanese crucian carp fishing is allowed from sunrise until 17:00 year-round. The area around the dam is a park with multipurpose sports fields and a gateball field.
  • Tenri
    Transportation
    Nara Pref
  • Meihan National Route Tenri IC Inbound Ent.
    Transportation
    Nara Tenri-shi Ichinomotocho
  • Tenri Yorodusodanshobyoin
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Pref. Tenrishi Mishimachou 200
  • Senzai
    Transportation
    Nara Pref
  • Tenri Kanko Farm
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    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Tenri-shi Sonoharacho 183
    A tourist farm located in Sonohara-cho, Tenri City. Situated along the Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, said to be Japan’s oldest road, here visitors can enjoy mandarin orange picking in fall. There’s also a cafe serving fresh juices and brick oven-baked pizzas, and a barbecue ground. In addition, the farm holds yoga classes.

    天理駅から石上神社を通り山野辺の道を歩きました。その途中の休憩場所として天理観光農園で休憩しました。ソフトクリームがとっても美味しかったです。時期は9月後半だったので栗を売っていました。

  • Tenri University Sankokan Museum
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    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Tenri-shi Morimedocho 250
    A museum along the Minami-Oji Road in Morimedo-cho, Tenri City. Their collection includes nearly 300,000 pieces related to everyday culture and classic works of art from around the world. Their permanent exhibition includes part of the collected centered around the twin themes of World Culture and World Antique Art. They also hold special exhibitions, themed exhibitions, lectures, and workshops.

    My focus was in the Japanese immigrant area where I could check the ingenuity of Japanese people when faced with local adversities. There are many objects, since kitchen itens until musical...

  • Yoshoku Katsui Yamanobe no Michi
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    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Tenri-shi Yanagimotocho 577 - 1 Tenri-shi
    A restaurant inside the Tenri Trail Center in Yanagimoto-cho, Tenri City. They are located along the Yamanobeno Michi (means the road at the skirts of the mountain) which is said to be the oldest road in Japan. Their menu offers western dishes including Hamburg steak and fried shrimp. Their Western Lunch Meal pairs the meal with a drink of your choice including either beer or a glass of wine.

    2018年7月29日(日)午後5時半頃 台風一過のこの日、会う機会がほぼ無くなっていた親戚一同が珍しく 集合してのお食事会をこの「洋食Katsui」さんで行いました。 僕が幹事ではなかったので詳細は把握していませんが、こちらの予算や いくつかの要望をお伝えして受けて頂いたようです。 奈良の山の辺の道の途中、桜井と天理の間の自然に囲まれた中にお店が あります。 お店の中は白基調の広い...

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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