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Hasedera Temple

731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112, Nara Prefecture
+81 744-47-7001
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Fantastic Views of Autumn Colours

We were lucky that we have a friend who lives near this temple. He picked us up at the railway... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cairns, Australia
The temple where you'll feel fantastic beauty on rainy day

『雨でも寺院内を巡りその魅力を感じられる場所』として紹介いただいた寺院ですが、それ以上の神秘的な雰囲気が感じられる寺院だと思います。境内の多くの建物が木造で、中には百年以上の歴史が刻まれたものもあり... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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Hase-dera is also nicknamed a flower 's temple, so it came to be called so because flowers do not go through throughout the year like cherry blossoms, peony, hydrangeas, autumn leaves in autumn. As I go through the mountain gate, I climb a long corridor called Erawing, and in Nara I can visit the main hall (Kannondo) next to Todaiji Temple. There will be a big Kannon exceeding 10 meters. The view from the outside stage where the three sides are surrounded by mountains is a word of great view.
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731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky that we have a friend who lives near this temple. He picked us up at the railway station and we had a quick drive here. This temple is not really a big tourist destination yet although it was popular with the Japanese...More

Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed 29 October 2017

『雨でも寺院内を巡りその魅力を感じられる場所』として紹介いただいた寺院ですが、それ以上の神秘的な雰囲気が感じられる寺院だと思います。境内の多くの建物が木造で、中には百年以上の歴史が刻まれたものもあり、触れるだけでも、その歴史の積み重ねを感じられるでしょう。 山腹の崖に建造されただけに、本堂の舞台からの眺めは絶景です。紅葉の名所でもあり、境内が朱や黄に色鮮やかに染まりますが、雨の日はその上に霧が発生し、幻想的な風景を作り上げます。 一方で、登廊を含めた全ての通路は広くはなく、また各建物への移動は基本的に上り下りであるため、譲り合いながら静かに巡ることをお勧めします。車椅子用の通路もあるため、どなたでも参拝出来ます。 Although I was taught there as "A spot where I can feel its fascination even on rainy days", the fascination of the temple was above my imagination. Many buildings in the precincts are made of wood, some constructions have been over 100...More

1  Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My only wish is to have visited here on a cooler day. The reward of the beauty of this temple and its surroundings is worth the effort that is required to walk from the train station to here.

2  Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Hasedara Temple is a bit of a train ride from Nara but well worth it if you like to get off the well-worn tourist trail. It is a spiritual pilgrimage site so popular with devout Buddhists, not so much with tourists. The adjacent town is...More

3  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We visited last week.There was no cherry tree except one tree behind main-hall.This area's person says April25~May10 period is the peony blossoms at their best and most crowded. Kintetsu express(kyuu-kou) doesn't stop at Hasedera station.Semi express(junkyu) is OK. If you take a taxi from HASEDERA...More

2  Thank TOMY2011
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank akikoi374
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank KazuhitoM
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank erik m
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....More

2  Thank Love_the_nature
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...More

2  Thank Tweetcoz
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Lesly P
13 August 2016|
Response from Hasedera | Property representative |
It takes about 1 hour. It is hasedera station and get off at Kintetsu line from Nara Station.
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