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Address: 78 Murou, Murou-ku, Uda 633-0421 , Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 745-93-2003

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"Women's Koya-san"

This old, old temple is famous in Japan as "Women's Koya-san": in the past, many Buddhist sacred places were forbidden for women, but not Muroji. Its ancient wooden buildings seem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This old, old temple is famous in Japan as "Women's Koya-san": in the past, many Buddhist sacred places were forbidden for women, but not Muroji. Its ancient wooden buildings seem to look exactly the same as one thousand years ago. The statues looked fantastic, but you have to pay an extra fee to get closer to the most famous of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very beautiful place, try traditional dessert in a restaurant there (I ate sweet noodles with beans, very interesting taste). Huge trees (very impressive), a lot of stairs that lead to an amasing temple on top. Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've wanted to visit Muroji since college, after viewing slides of the site in my Asian Art class. This is indeed a top destination for anyone interested in Japanese art and architecture - one of the few surviving buildings outside of Nara dating back to the late 8th / early 9th centuries. It has exquisite wooden sculptures (all considered National... More 

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