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Address: 78 Murou, Murou-ku, Uda 633-0421 , Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 745-93-2003
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One super-beautiful mountain temple in southeastern Nara Prefecture

This is one of the most beautiful mountain temples you can ever find in Japan. I have visited this temple three or four times in the past and it never ceased to amaze me with its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful mountain temples you can ever find in Japan. I have visited this temple three or four times in the past and it never ceased to amaze me with its beautiful temple buildings and the placement of each building in the mountain. The Muro-ji Temple is located deep in Mount Muro of southeastern region... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I visited Muroji temple in the end of a day, so there were no people and I got the all area for myself (excluding staff and monks). It was a very deep spiritual experience for me, even if I'm not religious... but the atmosphere there is unique. Many interesting buildings, few storey pagoda, all surrounded by old forest. Unforgettable experience.

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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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