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Murouji Temple (室生寺)

Temple

A temple of the Omoto school of Shingon Buddhism, unlike sacred Mt. Koya, this temple was open to women, thus resulting in its nickname, the Woman’s Mt. Koya. The temple was erected in the Nara period in prayer for the recovery from illness of Emperor Kammu. The rooves of buildings such as the main hall and nave are shingled and thatched with hinoki bark in place of clay tiles. The temple’s five-tier pagoda, a designated National Treasure, is Japan’s smallest outdoor five tier pagoda. The temple enshrines numerous Buddhist statues designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, such as the standing figure of Gautama Buddha that is the main object of worship as well as a standing image of Maitreya.

place

Nara Pref. Udashi Murou 78 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0745932003
place

[4/1-11/30]8:30-17:00
[12/1-3/31]9:00-16:00

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Address
Nara Pref. Udashi Murou 78 [map]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0745932003
Hours
[4/1-11/30]8:30-17:00
[12/1-3/31]9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults600yen, Children 400yen
Parking Lot
Available(200spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.