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Hasedera Temple

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

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Quiet temple with good views

The temple is said tone a temple of flowers. I came here in February to find there is not so many flowers but still I love here. The temple is not so crowded as in Kyoto, which... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is said tone a temple of flowers. I came here in February to find there is not so many flowers but still I love here. The temple is not so crowded as in Kyoto, which makes it cozy I love the view from the main hall and the stage. If you get tired if busy pleases but still... More 

Thank akikoi374
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This event used to do on 14th.feb. you can watch evils and a fire-pole performance that day only.

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Highland, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I have visited this site on nearly every one of my last 10 visits and it never ceases to amaze me. The main entrance and stair case are highly memorable as well as the main hall. If you enjoy lanterns you can see some cool ones here.This place has several Buddhas and an English pamphlet to explain them all. Early... More 

Thank erik m
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

After viewing a video (Title: "Nara: Tranquil temples and bountiful blooms "), I have decided to visit Hasedera (長谷寺)—one of the famous flowers temples in Nara area. From the stock images on Google, Hasedera seems to look even better with blooming flowers in the springtime. For the autumn colors, however, you may also be rewarded with memorable views depending on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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
Kashihara, Japan
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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!

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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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Portland, Oregon
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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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