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Banna-ji Temple

2220 Ietomicho, Ashikaga 326-0803, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 284-41-2627
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Very special temple

Historic temple in very original and pretty surroundings in the centre of the old town. Do not miss... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
2miaou2016
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Tokyo, Japan
本殿が国宝です。

This place was a house of Sho-gun Ashikaga, and he built this temple in 1196. The main temple is... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Hiro_S_12
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Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
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  • Average12%
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16 May 2017
“Very special temple”
9 May 2017
“本殿が国宝です。”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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2220 Ietomicho, Ashikaga 326-0803, Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 284-41-2627
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Historic temple in very original and pretty surroundings in the centre of the old town. Do not miss it in you go to Ashikaga.

Thank 2miaou2016
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This place was a house of Sho-gun Ashikaga, and he built this temple in 1196. The main temple is national treasure. You can see two big guards inside main gate building (Ni Oh sama). Right one is "A" and left side is "UN", those are...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Bannaji was originally the site of a fortified residence of the Ashikaga clan built in the mid-twelfth century, this is why to this day the temple is surrounded by a moat. In 1196 the family temple was established on the site and this eventually evolved...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Amazed at the place because I heard that it's already old and it's still well preserved. Love the place because it's so calming.

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

This temple originally built in 1189 has burned several times and been rebuilt, the most recent rebuilding was 694 years ago so do not fuss because it is not the original. It is classed by the Japanese Government as a National Treasure, and it is....More

Thank Ted C
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

A nice weather for visiting this wonderfully and historic old temples of the Ashikaga Clan. From Ashikaga station, it is a 10-15 minutes walk. There were some construction going on, but did not intrude too much on main area where the temples and the great...More

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