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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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  • Admission: adults 600 yen, but opening hours are 8-17:00 it is. Were closed because it was late to arrive, and did. Was like any other, but equally from outside visit we had.
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  • I went on foot from midera station on the Keihan electric railway. Because it was a cold day in January at the end of holiday visitors are few. Treasure Hall looks through the Niomon gate and go up the stairs. And there is one of the eight views of OMI Bell. This Bell can poke at 300 yen. It is essential to produce a good sound and great Bell. And many of Bell, pagoda, to see there. And finally one of the Pilgrim in the saigoku 33 Kannon shrine, nokyo-sho. I think better environment, up-down, so walking shoes.
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  • Children often go for a walk. So much fun to walk in is paid to get inside of the atmosphere is in the family often goes by nice big body.
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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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