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Tanzan Shrine, Sakurai

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Tanzan Shrine (談山神社, Tanzan-jinja), also known as the Danzan Shrine, the Tōnomine Shrine (多武峯社, Tōnomine-sha) and the Tōnomine Temple (多武峯寺, Tōnomine-ji), is a Shinto shrine in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
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  • I cannot understand why the Tanzan Jinja and pagoda are not covered by the Nara coach tours. We first saw the 13 storey pagoda mentioned in a JR magazine, but the Nara tourist office had no...  more »
  • We were lucky that our friend picked us up and drove us here, deep into the mountains of Sakurai city. Even though he lives in this area he had never visited before so it was a first time experience....  more »
  • Simply breath taking foliage. The place is 30 min bus ride from Sakurai station. The bus runs only once every hour (or less). Expect some stairs, as the shrine is located in the mountain. 13 storied pagoda built in 7th Century is uniquely elegant. Also known for late blooming Sakura, cherry blossoms.
  • Most beautiful autumn colours ever. A wonderful place.
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