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長谷寺の紅葉 Hsedera Temple Nara

朝早く訪れました。紅葉が綺麗に色付いていて、参拝客も少なく、ゆっくりと紅葉を楽しむ事が出来ました。特に内舞台から望む紅葉、五重の塔は美しいです。 We visited there early in... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Osaka, Japan
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Spiritual temple away from the crowds.

It was one of my favourite temples which I visited in Japan. It was much more quiet then other... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

朝早く訪れました。紅葉が綺麗に色付いていて、参拝客も少なく、ゆっくりと紅葉を楽しむ事が出来ました。特に内舞台から望む紅葉、五重の塔は美しいです。 We visited there early in the morning.Colored leaves were beautiful,quiet and peace.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

It was one of my favourite temples which I visited in Japan. It was much more quiet then other places in Nara or Kyoto. Thanks to it mountainous location it has special feeling about it. Especially when Buddhist monks starting chanting prayers. I would recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

I've seen many beautiful temples, but this one has an amazing view of the town and the sea. The Hydrangea path is gorgeous.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JujieZ
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Please pay a visit to this temple if you would like to explore more of Nara. Is much less crowded compare to those temples in Nara or Kyoto. Visited in spring and although passed the cherry blossom peak season, is still lovely. If is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Septimuslow
Reviewed December 6, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed October 29, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed August 5, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank HotEarth
Reviewed June 2, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed April 6, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank TOMY2011
Reviewed February 24, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Lesly P
August 12, 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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Kamakura Day Trip (9 Replies)
Hi, we are planning our trip to Tokyo and we want to go to Kamakura for a day. Looking at the sights there, we would like to see the Daibutsu, Hasedera Temple, and Hokokuji temple, as well as walk along the Kamachi-dori shopping street. I would appreciate some advice on the best route to take/which area to visit first. Will Kamakura be very busy on a Monday? (I'm assuming it's less busy than on a weekend). Do you think there will also be enough time to visit Enoshima on the same day or should...More
November 09, 2016|
Response fromdonboydeluxe|
I did a Kamakura day trip leaving Shinjuku st. around 9am. spent about 90 minutes at Kamachi-Dori buying and sampling many items, then another 90 minutes at Hasedera Temple, you'll still have time to take the Enoden line to various stops before heading back to Tokyo. ENJOY!
Charlotte, North Carolina
Can all this be done comfortably in a day? (Kamakura) (9 Replies)
We want to combine Kamakura / Enoshima into a day activity. We plan to immediately hit the shopping street upon arriving, but afterwards we are a little stuck on what to do. We really want to see Hokokuji temple but it is apparently a 30 minute walk east from the train station / shopping area. Most of the other attractions are along the western hills path which looks to start in Genjiyama park and ends at the great Budha and Hasedera temple. After that we would look to spend the rest of the...More
May 08, 2014|
Response fromYobeekool|
Zeniarai Benten might be done together with Hase sites. The bus or taxi ride to Hokokuji can knock off quite a bit of time; you should take them to get there (and possibly back). That said, I think it's clear enough that it would be difficult to visit all in a day. So my recommendations is the following (assuming that you'd be coming from Tokyo): 1) Take JR Yokosuka Line train to Kita-Kamakura. See Engakuji or Kenchoji (Meigetsu-in is a priority if you come around mid June-mid July...More
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Temple near Great Buddha (6 Replies)
I am planning a day trip for this coming winter. My day trip will cover Yokohama and Kamukura. I am interested to see Great Buddha. Just like to know which temple Great Buddha is located. Is Hasedera temple a walking distance from Great Buddha(what other temples is near Great Buddha). What is the best time to visit Kamukura, weekday or weekend, morning or afternoon I stay near Ueno Station and travelling with my daughter(in wheelchair)
June 29, 2015|
Response fromharo1210|
Great Buddha's school trip classic. However, school trips there are many spring and autumn season. more of weekend winter will crowded. Great Buddha is not crowded so much, but it would be morning is not crowded in particular. Because it takes 1-2 hours to come to Kamakura from Tokyo, is not many tourists. Winter is fast time that the sun goes down. It is about the most fast and 16:30.