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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  • September 24, 2017
    Accommodation near Temple joined in the corridors in the morning prayer of on the recommendation of the hotel owner. Environment still hasn't faded Lantern lights, climbing the long staircase that quiet morning 6:00 not everyone is good and mystique. There was one memorable point lies behind about 10 monks and sutras.
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  • September 24, 2017
    I have a lot of stage is famous for peonies, but other than Shimizu Noboru nave a solemn atmosphere, the biggest wooden statue of Kannon.
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  • September 4, 2017
    I continue up the stairs. Like the famous Kiyomizu stage to the stage. Memorial Services also often being held in the main hall, is the atmosphere. Spring and summer flowers is beautiful.
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  • April 16, 2017
    Absolutely amazing place, well worth the trek out to see it. Very peaceful. Spend some time just sitting on the terrace, and have an aimless wander around the expansive grounds. Particularly beautiful in sakura season, and, I imagine, for 黄葉 as well
  • November 23, 2016
    Brilliant large buddhist temple in a great location. Amazing autumn colours across this whole valley. The temple itself is a fantastic timber architecture with a large deck overlooking the valley and town below.
  • December 30, 2016
    Behind the main temple there is a raised platform where you can see the valley below. All single wooden objects many meters tall.
  • October 27, 2016
    Nice temple with a long history.
  • January 31, 2015
    I have to visit here next trip!

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