Hase-dera Temple, Sakurai

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Inspect the 11-headed, gilded wooden statue of the goddess Kannon at Hase-dera Temple. One of the largest in Japan, and reputedly carved in 721 CE, the 9.18 m (30 ft) idol remains one of the main draws of this Buddhist temple, along with the striking architecture and museum of the temple's artifacts (including more statues). Explore the seven buildings of this mountainside pilgrimage site, which also has a lengthy underground tunnel. Enjoy peaceful reflection in the picturesque gardens, meditating over the peaceful koi ponds and year-round splendor. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sakurai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hase-dera Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Unfortunately, we went on a rainy day, but conversely take clouds in the mountains near the view was spectacular. Staff seen on sunny days. I think, also have found new temple.
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  • We visited on a weekday during the Peony Festival. Arriving for lunch during the weekday traffic restrictions that he said had not yet regulated at that time. Regulations seem to regulate crowded and parking is more and a little more... With things. More at a time and is regulated in a crowded. And encounter is famous for the stairs certainly 390-long get? I was worried about, but also children enjoyed fun. There is on transfers would just climb on their own is impossible.
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  • Saw the Peony is almost, but was somewhat disappointing, clean green was superb. A 15 minutes on foot from the station, so for a good workout.
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