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Onjoji, Otsu

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Admire views of the largest lake in the country, framed by the surrounding mountains and plant life, from Onjoji, one of the four largest temples in Japan. Enjoy wandering the peaceful grounds, admiring the picturesque historic structures, koi carp pond, and the site's impressive pagoda. Check out the temple's bell, which has been admired for its resonant sound in literature and lore since ancient times. During spring, you'll be treated to the spectacular bloom of the site's 1,500 cherry blossom trees. With our online itinerary creator, Otsu attractions like Onjoji can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Superb view overlooking the Lake at the foot of Mt. Hiei could be in a temple. Western variant thirty-three round one temple, and prayed. Your environment is very large, very good was impressive!
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  • Tendai Temple, head Director of mountain onjoji Temple known as known as Mitsui Temple is. In the wider environment, in addition to the eight views of OMI Mitsui Bansho Bell of Planetarium. Kondo, Silla goodness God Dang, Daimon, pagoda, etc, national treasures and important cultural properties. Was able to inspect visitors and tourists are few, so slowly.
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  • This beautiful autumn leaves, seen in a quiet environment, I was impressed. Nice has published also a lot of cultural assets and fulfilling time.
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  • Onjoji is the head temple of the Tendai sect Temple in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. Mountain, long, eight views of OMI Mitsui Bansho
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  • Good views from the observation deck on the Kannon-do Temple, 44-Western is. When it's sunny Lake looks beautiful.
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  • Beautiful fall foliage. Intimate and inspirational sound of the Bell (^-^)
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  • Rurouni to Kenshin locations
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  • The great word!
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