This temple is well described in the one other English review from last year and I will concur that it is a very serene place.
This largely comes from the fact that it is located in the back streets of the old merchant quarter of Naramachi and as such is visited by significantly less people than the main attractions in Nara Park.
The narrow streets of Naramachi are well worth visiting to stroll round an area which still retains architecture and feeling from old Japan.
The only issue is that it is not very Gaijin friendly in that there are very few English signs. In one way this is good because it keeps that traditional Japan feel , but is bad in the fact that you get to miss a lot of the history and culture.
Fortunately for this visit we had hired one of the free English speaking ‘goodwill guides’ from the Nara YMCA who provided factual and historical information that I had missed out on when visiting on my own and took us into places I had completely missed on my first visit such as a couple of the open Merchant houses and a couple of hidden museums in the back streets..
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