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Abe Monjuin安倍文殊院

Temple

This is a Kegon sect Buddhist temple in Abe, Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, and was built as a shrine for the Abe Kurahashimaro family in the Taika Reform in 645. The principal object of worship is the Monju Bosatsu known for the proverb 'Two heads are better than one.' The national treasure Wooden Image of Kishi Monju Bosatsu and the four flanking images created by Kaikei boast Japan's largest size. Inside the grounds are three ancient burial mounds, as well as the highlight Kinkaku Ukimido Reihokan which holds representations of Benzaiten and Abe no Nakamaro. In spring and autumn the cosmos bloom in profusion, and in September visitors can enjoy a cosmos field maze.

place

Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Abe 645

phone 0744430002
place

[Worship times] 9:00-17:00
[Prayer reception] 9:00-16:00

Review of Abemonjuin

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Reviewed:2018/11/13 共感は出来ないが、寺院はそこそこ素晴らしい
本尊の渡海文殊像は国宝、桧造りで7mもあるらしい。すぐまじかで拝観することが出来ました。仏像も堂塔も歴史も、境内の古墳を含めて超一流、創建1400年に迫ろうかと云う素晴らしい寺院でした。池に浮かぶ金閣浮御堂は水面に投影されて一層素晴らしい。毎年の干支を表示している庭の巨大な花畑はテレビ局が撮影に来るほどのもの。檀家を有さない寺院の経営は大変かとは思うが、和尚の余りにも商売熱心なのは神聖な寺院として...
Reviewed:2018/10/28 快慶作の文殊様
桜井駅から路線バスで約10分ほどで到着します。
本堂では国宝の渡海文殊菩薩群像を拝む事が出来ます。
本堂の拝観料は700円です。お抹茶とお菓子もついてます。
本尊は国内最大の文殊様で、受験シーズンになると全国から受験生が拝みに来ます。私も娘が高校受験の時に来ました。
魔除けと災難除けで来られる方も多いです。
バスで来る場合は、帰りの時間も確認した方が良いです。
Reviewed:2018/09/02 仏像を見に
主目的は文殊菩薩鑑賞でしたが、金色のお札を買ってぐるぐるまわりながら願い事をする、という場所があって、それが新鮮で面白かったです。

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Address

Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Abe 645 [map]

Phone

0744430002

Hours
[Worship times] 9:00-17:00
[Prayer reception] 9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worshipFriday] Adults (Junior high school students and older) 700yen, Elementary School Students500yen ¥ * Varies depending on the course of worship
Parking Lot
Available(200spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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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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