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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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  • Is very good at cherry blossoms and foliage from midera station on the Keihan are lit up at night, you can see a really fantastic, the traffic is convenient.
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  • The Onjôji, also known as Miidera, is one of the temples of Tendai Buddhism oldest Ôtsu city. There are several pavilions, most open to the public. The gardens are especially beautiful during the lighting of spring and autumn, when you can enjoy the cherry blossoms or the bright red of the leaves. The temple was also used in some scenes of the first live action film Rurouni Kenshi (Samurai X), so fans of the movie can also check the bridge used on the recordings. The highest part of the temple you can see Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. I don't recommend it for people who can't climb stairs, but there are resting places.
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  • Mitsui Bansho is well known location at the time of cherry blossoms is lit up by the Lake Biwa is very clean. Also from this autumn is beautiful. Then break because the climb near the temple and with nice views, and relieved. In addition Mitsui power cakes are delicious, so come try. sat.. Parking is easy to park.
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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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