Oya temple Reviews
鹿沼の石裂山に登った時、早めに下山できたので、こちらへ寄りました。平日だったせいか駐車場も空いていました。寺の前の駐車場は参拝(参拝料400円)すると無料です。少し離れたところに無料の市営駐車場もあるようです。生憎観光バスが着いてしまい、団体さんと一緒の参拝になってしまい、ゆっくりできませんでした。それでも本堂の中でお参りした観音様に長い時の流れを感じました。岩壁に組み込まれたように建てられている... more »When I climbed Mt. Ishiri in Kanuma, I was able to descend early, so I stopped here. The parking lot was also empty because it was a weekday. The parking lot in front of the temple is free of charge if you visit the temple (the visit fee is 400 yen). There seems to be a free municipal parking lot a little away. I couldn't take it easy because I arrived at the ihate sightseeing bus and went to worship with the group. Even so, I felt the flow of time for Kannon, who prayed in the main hall. The main hall, which is built as built into the rock wall, also feels in harmony with nature. I'd like to visit again. Peace Kannon in the park behind the parking lot is also healed by a calm face.
あまり時間がなくて、ゆっくり見られなかったので次回はゆっくりと見たいと思います。 前回訪れたのは、小学校の遠足でした。 昔は観光バスや遠足の方が沢山来ていて賑やかでしたが、最近はこの近辺は寂れてしまいましたので地元の者としては寂しく感じます。 more »I didn't have much time to watch it slowly, so I'd like to see it slowly next time. The last time I visited was an elementary school excursion. In the past, there were many sightseeing buses and excursions, and it was lively, but recently I feel lonely as a local because I have been lonely in this neighborhood.
Here you can experience a unique part of Japan's history. This Temple is connected to the nearby Oya History Museum, where the unique Oya stone was mined. This site has many Buddha's engraved in the Oya stone, including a giant one, over 30 ft tall. The scenery and shrines are beautiful, but there's not much else there.
This temple doesn't look like much from outside but its main hall is nestled under an imposing cliff and houses a collection of Buddhist figures carved into the rock. One of them in particular is said to be the oldest of its kind in Japan at over 1000 years old. Worth the 400 yen when you consider the money needed for preservation.
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