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Ohno-ji Temple (大野寺)

This old temple with a very long history was first founded by En no Gyoja (En no Ozuno), the founder of Shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts), and then Kobo Daishi had the main temple building built in 824. The standing statue of Jizo Bosatsu, an important cultural property which resides in the main hall, is called the Migawari Jizo (Scapegoat Jizo) because, according to legend, it saved an innocent girl from being burnt at the stake. The temple is famous for its small weeping cherry trees, said to be over 300 years old, and the 100 year old weeping cherry trees. Carved into the rock face across the Uda River is the Miroku Magaibutsu sculpture, the tallest Buddha carving in Japan.

place

Nara Pref. Udashi Murouono 1680 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0745922220
place

9:00-17:00
[Winter season]9:00-16:00

Review of Ono-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/03/28 Small temple on the way to Muro-ji
Onodera Temple is a small temple located right on the road from Muroguchi-ono train station to Muro-ji temple. The highlight is a 4 meter tall Buddha image carving, carved into the mountainside...
Reviewed:2020/04/08 垂れ桜が綺麗
無人の入り口で拝観料300円を賽銭箱に入れて入ります。境内は色んな花が咲き乱れて綺麗ですが、相当な年月を経た、垂れ桜は素晴らしいです。境内から見る対岸の磨崖仏は絶景です。駐車場は無料です、小銭の用意して出掛けて下さい。
Reviewed:2019/06/02 大きな磨崖仏
枝垂れ桜で有名な大野寺の川を挟んだ対岸に大きな磨崖仏が拝めます。その前の河原は大きな岩と綺麗な草付きで磨崖仏を引き立てています。これが弥勒磨崖仏で線画されたものでよく見ないと形がわかりづらいですが、素敵です。お寺の駅よりの三叉路から川に沿って少しいくと、大黒天が掘られた磨崖仏があり、こちらは小さいながらも立体的で形はよくわかります。

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Address
Nara Pref. Udashi Murouono 1680 [map]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0745922220
Hours
9:00-17:00
[Winter season]9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]300yen
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
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.