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Gohyakurakan Rakan-ji Temple羅漢寺 五百羅漢

Temple

A Koyasan Shingon Buddhist temple located in Omori Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture which enshrines a total of 500 statues of arhats split evenly between two caves. The figures were created over a 20-some year period starting in the Genbun period (1736-1740) and are said to memorialize ancestors and people who died in the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The temple is registered as part of the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also designated a National Historic Site.

place

Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou A) 804

phone 0854890005
place

9:00-17:00
[Winter season]9:00-16:30

Review of 500 Luohans

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/12/13 Small, but stunning ...
It is a temple built into the cliffs. Through the doors of the smallish temples (there are 2 of them), there are a couple of hundred stone statues of arhats. The description I can offer is scant, but...
Reviewed:2016/06/18 Exquisite Luohans
The temple and the old stone bridges in front is a great scene. There is little discount for foreigners with passports. The spot is small, you can finish the visit in 5 minutes. However, you can...
Reviewed:2018/09/14 龍源寺間歩からの帰路に立ち寄れる
大森バス停や貸し自転車屋さんからも近いので、龍源寺間歩を訪問された後に立ち寄れます。まずは羅漢寺の本堂で秘仏を拝見し、道を渡って五百羅漢へ。どちらも規模は小さく、内部は撮影不可ですが、景色としても良い場所ですし、世界遺産の構成資産の1つとなっている事の意味などを考えながら訪問されると良いと思います。

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Address

Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou A) 804 [map]

Phone

0854890005

Hours
9:00-17:00
[Winter season]9:00-16:30
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]Adults500yen, Children300yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

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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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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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