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Hasedera Temple

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Address: 731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112 , Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 744-47-7001

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We did a loop from Nara to Mt Yoshino to Muro dam to Muroji then lastly to Hasedera and back to Nara. We hired a car and it was worth the 500 yen pp to enter this temple and 500... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a loop from Nara to Mt Yoshino to Muro dam to Muroji then lastly to Hasedera and back to Nara. We hired a car and it was worth the 500 yen pp to enter this temple and 500 yen for car parking. Steps under a beautiful wooden covered walkway to the top temple and the balcony at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I strongly recommend you to visit this temple during Peony Festival (end of April ~ beginning of May), when the site is turned into a mountain of peonies. It is absolutely enchanting! You can forget everyday life and plunge into nature.

Thank Kimitaka S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Famous for ith flowers throughtout the year, especially for the peonies, hydrengeas and cherry blossoms. I love the sight from the terrace of the main hall. Magnificent view, much more impressive than from famous Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto!

Thank chochopeth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Set against the hillside of Hase-yam, Hase-dera is approached up a covered stairway. There are many steps - 399 it says - but it’s an easy walk. Take your time, appreciate the view. Glance off to the side temples. Watch the pagoda as it comes into view and then disappears behind the trees only to reappear. Head for the hondo.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Not to be confused with the Hasedera in Kamakura!!! This Hasedera temple in Nara was founded in the 8th century, and is within a walking distance from Hasedera station on Keikyu-line. Especially if you get on the train from Osaka, the ride alone is wonderful from skyscrapers into the rice fields and mountainous Nara. Once off the train, the walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The train runs halfway up one side of a long valley. The temple is half way up the other side. You can see the temple from the railway station. You walk down the hill, along a quaint street, and after about twenty minutes you arrive at the bottom of the covered 399-step staircase up to the main building. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

This famous temple is worth the trip. The temple sits high on a mountainside which you access going up a wonderful covered stairway. The old main building is awesome just as the view from the large wooden balcony. The red maple tree (momiji) leaves in late Autumn is fantastic. There was a Buddhist ritual when I went there, increasing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The another name of Hase-dera temple is “temple of flower”. Cherry blossoms, peony, lotus, cluster amaryllis and red leaves in autumn. Hase-dera belongs elegance and full of nature…. Then you may feel blessing grace during your visit. You can see whole of the temples from main temple at the top. The scenery with mountain and temple buildings is breath taking!.... More 

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