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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. Make Hase-dera Temple part of your personalized Sakurai itinerary using our Sakurai itinerary planner.
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  • And my parents came from their home in Satsuma, visited the temple, four. Was rain, but rain's GET close parking because of the benefits the environment. Because of the rain, so the fewer people, I chatter and allowed visits. Autumn leaves, some have vibrant colors, I like red is not that good.
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  • I heard on weekday afternoons. Leaves are very beautiful. On the way home while watching the autumn priest gave to teaser of preaching. Very clean home could not join in the interest of time, way, taught me more. Thank you very much.
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  • It was sometimes drizzling rains in admission. Remember the February Hall builds beautiful ripening nave and main stage. Such a large wooden Buddha and you will! Light light beautiful lanterns of grain so you see near the sunset.
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  • Nice temple with a long history.
  • 綺麗だった!
  • I have to visit here next trip!
  • Hase Sakurai's [Temple] is known as the Temple of flowers.  Visit in mid-March, as earlier in the season of flowers, but still [mountain Fructus] peaked.  Lots of monument and monument located within the area. (1) ago the Basho haiku monument Temple and spring night and loners who gets Hall of "Komori people" is "Komori and" and as read. The meaning of the phrase engraved on the same monument (March 15-year erected new monument). [Spring nights and,-] is [position small sentence] tocorono clause in the [tamahagane people] and, staying at the temple, to pray for. The work of 0/1688 (1688, autumn Genroku Japan entered its Heisei). (2) Takahama Kyoshi monument flower Temple branch ichinen 3000 Temple (3) Kobayashi 1 monument we are this morning Qing monk part, plum blossoms, Mayo is a monument. With the photo of the monument mountain had only two post some photos of Fructus.
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  • Season of the Sakura and buttons, of course, beautiful fall foliage. But still, the long corridor. Delicious stuffed in front of it is fun. In spring, many beautiful flowers bloom. And a long upward corridor is remarkable.
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