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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  • Nara Valley Temple, the Temple of Flowers, each season has a different flower to enjoy. After entering the temple there are 399 ladders, the ladder is very flat and good walk, walking the ladder to the hospital. The side of the hand is so good that the pusher can walk slowly around the temple. If you stay a night near the Temple of Yugu, very push the morning to join the temple to read, the time is 6:30, can stay in the hotel, is a very special.
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  • A large mountain gate appears about a 20-minute walk from Kintetsu Haseji Station. Pass through the gate and go up the long corridor of the stairs to reach the main hall. You can usually only see the upper body of the 11-sided Kanzenon Bodhisattva statue of The Honson, but on this day, we were able to get closer to our feet with a special visit. Kannon-like very powerful when I look up. I've been profitable by my feet. In May, we were able to enjoy the lush and very beautiful scenery. I forgot time when I was looking at the green in a quiet place on the mountain.
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