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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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  • Great views from the stage of the main suspension build. Modern urban landscape Kyoto Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the contrast with panoramic view. Stage building alongside Hall in Nara todaiji Temple February spillable or spillable. Peony is famous taste each autumn season is winter snow season of cherry blossoms. Hasedera Temple does not contain NARA world heritage area 3 where there are strange. In the Kamakura hase temple there is an order of magnitude scale is great.
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  • The temple hase-RA he or we called "the Temple of flowers", because several types of flowers grown in the Temple so much the most beautiful fixed to better our Peony comes 2 times, and then impressed (though in one year will be opening periodically to.) very quiet during the passage up to the measure, it will have small temples, restaurants and shops are open to tourists. If there is a chance of visiting this has it?!
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  • It is a beautiful season for hydrangeas. Blessed with rain for a long time, the hydrangea as well! Until the end of June, most special visit of the spring also somehow suited just in time. I want to go to next because the great seasons of the hasedera Temple.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Behind the main temple there is a raised platform where you can see the valley below. All single wooden objects many meters tall.
  • Nice temple with a long history.
  • I have to visit here next trip!

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