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Quiet, historical, great sculpture.

This temple dates back to the 10th century and it is a quiet place which is usually free of hordes... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2019
RICHARD O
Worth the climb for an oasis of peace.

Not the easiest of places to find, despite being on just about every tourist map, the long flights... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
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Aug 20, 2019
“Quiet, historical, great sculpture.”
Oct 22, 2018
“Worth the climb for an oasis of peace.”
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392 Byakugojicho, Nara 630-8302, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

This temple dates back to the 10th century and it is a quiet place which is usually free of hordes of tourists. There are many fine buildings here and an attentive staff. The souvenir posters are quite dramatic. This was once the home of Prince...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Not the easiest of places to find, despite being on just about every tourist map, the long flights of stairs tend to put all but the hardy off. Apparently, Winter is the best time to see the Camellias for which the temple is famous. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed July 4, 2017

If you're interested in a trek through the countryside, get yourself a copy of "The Northern Extension of the Yamanobe no Michi" from Amazon and start at this temple or the nearby Fukuu-in ji temple. A day's hike on the Yamanobe no Michi trail is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RichardBoise
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Byakugō-ji is a Buddhist temple. Many of the wooden statues are from the Heian and Kamakura periods and the temple's five-coloured camellias make it a Prefectural Natural Monument of Japan. Recommended for history bluffs and trend-setters. This temple is a little far from Nara Center,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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