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Hasedera Temple

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Address: 731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112 , Nara Prefecture
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+81 744-47-7001

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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... read more

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Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama, Japan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 rail-way staition,use a phone.However we've never seen.Maybe a number of cars is so littel.So we... More 

Thank TOMY2011
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Reviewed 24 February 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 the main hall and the stage. If you get tired if busy pleases but still... More 

Thank akikoi374
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This event used to do on 14th.feb. you can watch evils and a fire-pole performance that day only.

Thank KazuhitoM
Highland, Utah
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have visited this site on nearly every one of my last 10 visits and it never ceases to amaze me. The main entrance and stair case are highly memorable as well as the main hall. If you enjoy lanterns you can see some cool ones here.This place has several Buddhas and an English pamphlet to explain them all. Early... More 

Thank erik m
San Francisco
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

After viewing a video (Title: "Nara: Tranquil temples and bountiful blooms "), I have decided to visit Hasedera (長谷寺)—one of the famous flowers temples in Nara area. From the stock images on Google, Hasedera seems to look even better with blooming flowers in the springtime. For the autumn colors, however, you may also be rewarded with memorable views depending on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We did a loop from Nara to Mt Yoshino to Muro dam to Muroji then lastly to Hasedera and back to Nara. We hired a car and it was worth the 500 yen pp to enter this temple and 500 yen for car parking. Steps under a beautiful wooden covered walkway to the top temple and the balcony at the... More 

Thank Tweetcoz
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I strongly recommend you to visit this temple during Peony Festival (end of April ~ beginning of May), when the site is turned into a mountain of peonies. It is absolutely enchanting! You can forget everyday life and plunge into nature.

Thank Kimitaka S
Kashihara, Japan
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Famous for ith flowers throughtout the year, especially for the peonies, hydrengeas and cherry blossoms. I love the sight from the terrace of the main hall. Magnificent view, much more impressive than from famous Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto!

Thank chochopeth
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Set against the hillside of Hase-yam, Hase-dera is approached up a covered stairway. There are many steps - 399 it says - but it’s an easy walk. Take your time, appreciate the view. Glance off to the side temples. Watch the pagoda as it comes into view and then disappears behind the trees only to reappear. Head for the hondo.... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Not to be confused with the Hasedera in Kamakura!!! This Hasedera temple in Nara was founded in the 8th century, and is within a walking distance from Hasedera station on Keikyu-line. Especially if you get on the train from Osaka, the ride alone is wonderful from skyscrapers into the rice fields and mountainous Nara. Once off the train, the walk... More 

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