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Hannya-ji Temple般若寺

Temple

A Buddhist temple founded by Hyegwan, a priest from Goguryeo, in the Asuka period. Later, in 735, Emperor Shomu had 600 copies of the Great Perfection of Wisdom buried at the temple to have it serve as a guardian of the unlucky northeastern side of ancient Nara; the temple was renamed the Hannya-ji and it was designated an Imperial temple. The temple’s impressive two-tier gate is an impressive example of Kamakura period architecture. In autumn, 150 thousand cosmos plants come into beautiful and elegant bloom.

place

Nara Pref. Narashi Hannyajichou 221

phone 0742226287
place

9:00-17:00

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Address

Nara Pref. Narashi Hannyajichou 221 [map]

Phone

0742226287

Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults500yen, junior and senior high school students 200yen, Elementary School Students100yen
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Available
Credit Card
Not available

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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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