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Kinpusenji Temple

Address: Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-gun, Yoshino-cho 639-3115, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 746-32-8371
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Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Yoshino-cho
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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289 reviews 289 reviews
153 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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257 attraction reviews
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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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2 reviews
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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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