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Kinpusenji Temple

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Address: Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3115, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 746-32-8371
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Super power of three blue Buddhas

It was a good timing to visit a small village in Nara to see thousands of blooming cherry blossom (Sakura in Japanese) and the three blue Buddhas. The Buddhas have been hidden for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Seto, Japan
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Seto, Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was a good timing to visit a small village in Nara to see thousands of blooming cherry blossom (Sakura in Japanese) and the three blue Buddhas. The Buddhas have been hidden for hundreds years, but they are exhibited temporary to the public from March to May for next coming 10 years...to collect enough budget to reconstruct temple buildings. Big... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Kinpusenji, the main temple in Yoshino, is described as the second largest wooden structure in Japan, after Todaiji in Nara. 2014 was the 10th anniversary of its being granted Unesco World Heritage designation. There is no photography allowed inside the main hall and since we were visiting Yoshino to see sakura and not temples per se, we did not pay... More 

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Demarest, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This temple is majestic and historic on a grand scale. I did not expect to find such a beautiful temple in such a rural part of Nara. I strongly recommend that everyone visits this site, especially in the spring.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Great place in Yoshino. It's the center of the town a real magic place to wonder in the morning. You can either go either in the spring or the fall to see the magic of the nature and the change of the trees. Simply outstanding. The people is also great. Lots of patience and always willing to help. English is... More 

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

You can see different types of sakura around the mountain other than white sakura in the city. You can take a bus to the middle of mountain and then take a cable car for coming back to train station. It is an ideal spoting for hikers.

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