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Hasedera Temple総本山寺長谷寺

Temple

This prosperous temple, the head temple of the Shingon-shu Buzan-ha sect of Buddhism, is the eight of 33 temples on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. It was said to have originated with the installation of the Douban Hokke Sessou Zu (a bronze plaque carved with the Hokke Sutra), a National Treasure, by Domyo Shonin for Emperor Tenmu in 686. It is famous for its large collection of cultural properties, including the Juichimen (11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva), the temple's principal object of worship. The temple has a number of historically and cultural significant points of interest, including the 399-step stone stairs (an Important Cultural Property) leading from the Deva gate to the main temple (a National Treasure), the hanging lanterns suspended from the ceiling, and more. In late April, more than 7,000 peonies bloom in the temple gardens.

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Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Hase 731-1 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0744477001
place

[Apr.-Sep.] 8:30-17:00
[Oct.-Nov./Mar.] 9:00-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:30

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Address
Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Hase 731-1 [ map ]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0744477001
Hours
[Apr.-Sep.] 8:30-17:00
[Oct.-Nov./Mar.] 9:00-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:30
Fees
Admission fee Kim Adults 500 yen, Medium/High School Students 500 yen, Elementary School Students 250 yen
Parking Lot
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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