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Hannya-ji Temple (般若寺)

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 (NaraArea)

phone 0742226287
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Hannyaji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/02 Up to your eyeballs in cosmos flowers
Literally up to your eyeballs in cosmos flowers if you go at the right season. Beautiful, but dreadfully crowded. Only a small place but heaps of tour buses and jostling through the cosmos is not...
Reviewed:2020/01/29 水仙
水仙と蝋梅を見に行きました。
前日の雨と風で水仙はかなり倒れてたし、時期もそろそろ終わりだったのか
思ったより寂しく感じた。
平日で人が居なくてゆっくり写真撮れました。
もう少し満開の時にお邪魔できるとよかったかも。
次は紫陽花の時かな。
Reviewed:2019/12/03 エキゾチック秘仏
秋晴れの日、般若寺の、秘仏特別公開へ行ってきた。
1964年、昭和の大修理の際、十三重石宝塔の五重目から出現した、秘仏の阿弥陀如来像。
白鳳時代に造られた、小金銅仏だ。
朝鮮半島の仏像にも似た、少しエキゾチックな仏様。
微笑みを浮かべた表情と、大きな手が特徴的だ。
800年もの間、石塔の中にいらっしゃったことを考えると、何だかとても感慨深い。

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Address
Nara Pref. Narashi Hannyajichou 221 [map]
Area
NaraArea
Phone
0742226287
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]
[Adult] 500yen
[Junior and senior high school students] 200yen
[Elementary School Students] 100yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not 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.