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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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  • But here is known as the Temple of the Kansai flower 早咲ki flowers are winter, season? The good strong blooming Peony yellow Plum as only, but still suffered the komono. It is not as this area is Abbey, loss of visitors all year round, here is a fascinating Temple. Temple compound corridors and treasure... Deva is still under renovation and in the sheet covered with there is also plenty of spectacle and can't see anything... good Temple was.
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  • To eight temple pilgrimage saigoku Kannon Temple will continue over the long corridor. It is famous as the button flowers. You could pay the admission fee when doing your Temple of the Buddha and Buddha worship feet. It is one of the temples temples are unique and very memorable. I think I feel a subtle power spot.
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  • I have visited this site on nearly every one of my last 10 visits and it never ceases to amaze me. The main entrance and stair case are highly memorable as well as the main hall. If you enjoy lanterns...  more »
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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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