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Nata-dera Temple那谷寺


This is a temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect located in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is said that it was established by Taicho in 717. The ground of the temple is large and the nature is beautiful like a landscape painting. The temple is known as the enchanted land with unusual rocks and the main shrine is connected to a huge, rocky cave. It is the sacred place of “Iwa-ya Tainai Kuguri” where sins are purified and people are reborn. There are many buildings including the main shrine and the three-storied pagoda which are certified as important cultural assets of the country. It is also known as a famous sightseeing spot of leaves changing color in autumn. There are no railings on the roads or stairs in the premises, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended when visiting the site.


Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Natamachi Yu 122

phone 0761652111


Review of Natadera Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/29 One of the most beautiful shrines in Japan
We were driving from Kanazawa to Kaga and decided to take the opportunity to visit some of the more remote shrines.
We had no expectation, yet it turned to be a real surprise!

Although it didn’t...
Reviewed:2018/04/20 Great History
Built by the great monk Taicho 1300 years ago. The principal deity of Natadera is the 11 headed, 1000 handed kannon.
Natadera remains a park that celebrates nature. 11 different places and buildings...
Reviewed:2018/01/01 Sublime.
A short trip from Kaga, Natadera Temple is perhaps the most stunning place we visited in Japan. It was in mid October, so the Autumn colours were spectacular, probably the best time to go. A very...

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Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Natamachi Yu 122 [map]



open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]
[Adult] 600yen
[Elementary School Students] 300yen
[Child] Free
[Disabled person] 300yen (* Handbook is required)
Parking Lot
Credit Card
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          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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