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Rakanji Temple, Nakatsu

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  • Whilst a struggle to get to without a car, it does at least have a ski lift that will take you the majority of the way up the hill. I will leave the finer detail of the temple history to others, but i...  more »
  • The site was not accessible via public transportation. I walked here from Ao no Domon for around half an hour (2.2 km). Tourists may choose to go up to the temple by foot or via a wired lift, round-tr...  more »
  • Wonderful view - easy to get to the temple and top of the hill with the help on short journey ride on the cable car. Not too many steps, can easily walk up with my 3 YRS old boy.  more »
  • Serene and simply stunning! We met with Eika HOKA, a nun whose father initiated the reconstruction of Rakanji Temple 48 years ago in 1969. Eita speaks English as she lived in Spain previously. She informed us that the original temple was burned down 74 years ago in 1943. A visit to the Murodō Cave to check out the 500 arahan (aka rakan or enlightened beings). According to Eita, the hundreds of buddha statues are originals. Wow! Psst! The cable chair return ride, at ¥700 per adult, is a must try. Once in the temple, pay another ¥300 per adult to go to the apex where one can pay respect to the golden standing Buddha and ring the bell two times for good tidings. Btw, the panoramic view of the distant mountains is awesome!
  • Photography is prohibited inside. It's very impressive to have a temple built along with high mountains. View there is stunning
  • Nice view and culture
  • During the temple most marvelously continued to unfamiliar ride halfway up the mountain, feet not confident how to climb using the lift, but she was a great adventure (laughs). Where the main erosion scars such as seaside cliffs, so it looks strange that, and seems old basin was thinking. Like moving from small ponds are carps, have been out water, it falls you go! I hear that "like low-temperature location is not?". It can climb on the rocks in front of the Buddha's disciples Temple (pictured) seems to be pretty hard on the adventure lovers will please.
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  • One of the few places can climb to the top of the rock formations. View from the gaping hole where very good. The relatively easy climb.
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