On-sen-ji Temple

This temple is 15 minutes on foot from JR Gero Station. Temple legend says that Yakushi Nyorai, the Medicine Buddha himself, announced the presence of Gero's hot springs. Climbing the 173 stone steps from the Jizo-do subtemple, you'll come to the temple gate. There's a sweeping view of Gero's townscape from the temple grounds. The tranquil vantage point and peaceful scenery make it a relaxing place for a break while sightseeing. They hold the Yakushi Festival annually on March 8, as well as free Zen meditation workshops on the 13th of every month that are open to all. In autumn they illuminate the colored leaves of the trees around the temple in the evening. The leaves stand out vividly against the night sky as you stroll along or gaze at them from the foot bath.

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Sunrise- Sunset
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[Admission fee]Free
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  • Beautiful under a foot of snow
    3.0 Reviewed : 2018.08.01
    We walked to this temple from Yunoshimakan after breakfast and a soak in the outdoor hot spring (with snow falling on our heads). The snow was so fresh that we could kick it up. The temple itself...
  • Nice view
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.05.25
    170 steps later, you are at temple that is quiet with view of Gero. Nice place for reflection and peace.
  • Nice walk
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.04.02
    We walked up there from our hotel which was like a 10-minuets walk. Fresh air, very calm and we were able to spot several Sakura trees. Love every bit of Gero and its nature.

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