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Muroji Temple

78 Murou, Murou-ku, Uda 633-0421, Nara Prefecture
+81 745-93-2003
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Temple with a majestic atmosphere of tranquil forest, but attention is needed for worship on rainy days

仁王門をくぐり抜け、境内を散策すると、奥に向かうほどに鬱蒼とした森の中を彷徨っているような、そんな不思議な雰囲気を漂わせる寺院です。境内の木造の建物も森の中に溶け込んでいるかのようで、100年以上の木... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Tokyo, Japan
We wanted colors and we got them

Rented a car from Nara and did a loop to Mt Yoshino and Muroji dam and temple were part of that... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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78 Murou, Murou-ku, Uda 633-0421, Nara Prefecture
+81 745-93-2003
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

仁王門をくぐり抜け、境内を散策すると、奥に向かうほどに鬱蒼とした森の中を彷徨っているような、そんな不思議な雰囲気を漂わせる寺院です。境内の木造の建物も森の中に溶け込んでいるかのようで、100年以上の木材を活用していながらも、長谷寺はまだ人工的な様相を残していますが、室生寺はより自然と重ね合わせたような雰囲気を漂わせています。 但し、雨の日の参拝は少し苦労するかもしれません。ところどころの道は泥濘み、大きな水たまりも出来て歩きにくくなっていることに注意が必要です。歩きやすい靴で参拝することは勿論ですが、雨の日は、五重塔から奥の院までの急な石段が滑りやすくなります。無理をしない範囲で参拝することをお勧めします。 奥の院からの眺めは鬱蒼とした森が続いていますのであまり見ごたえはありませんが、霧に包まれると非常に幻想的な空気に包まれ、より荘厳な雰囲気を味わうことが出来るでしょう。 The inside of the precincts where you passed through the "Nio-mon(Nio Gate)" is like a forest with silent atmosphere. Each wooden building as "Hondo(Main Hall)" in the precincts is as if blending into the forest. Although Hase-dera Temple's wooden buildings still have...More

Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Rented a car from Nara and did a loop to Mt Yoshino and Muroji dam and temple were part of that loop. Beautiful colors from greens to yellows to oranges to reds to purples to browns. Absolutely worth the 600 yen pp and 500 yen...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Whether you believe Buddhism or not, I am sure that you love the serenity of this temple. The way to Okunoin Building is a steep slope, but you can feel well-done when you arrive there. Many flowers are in full bloom in April and in...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 19 May 2016

What to say -- this was the highlight of our recent Kyoto / Nara trip. It is difficult to describe the beauty of this forest temple – it is a series of small, 1,300+ year old small wooden halls housing fantastically carved wooden Buddha and...More

Thank Travel715
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Not much of the foreigners as a visitors in this temple. We stumbled upon it because we were situated close by in Nishimine, one train station further. But what a site... A bus from some small village (a schedule is every 60 minutes so try...More

Thank Ivan N
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

English follows. 朝早く訪問し、清々しい気分の中、階段を登ります。金堂の特別拝観に恵まれ、感動しま した。古来の信仰と今の信仰の違いを感じました。でもよく考えると、日本が平和で、最も古くからある国だからこそ、今に伝わっているのです。 一人一人のお顔を見つめるのは、特別拝観の時のみに許されることですから、素晴らしい時間になりました。 Luckily I was, I got chance to visit KONDO in special season. In front of many Buddhists, I thought peace of Japan deeply. KONDO was built late 9th century and was kept beautifully. Its style of faith was changed some...More

Thank kobedakero
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We got off at Muroguchiono and took a taxi (under ¥2000) to the temple as the bus runs only once an hour. Muroji is off the beaten path, so expect a quiet place. The temple itself shows a number of great statues and consists of...More

Thank journey4one
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is one of the most beautiful mountain temples you can ever find in Japan. I have visited this temple three or four times in the past and it never ceased to amaze me with its beautiful temple buildings and the placement of each building...More

1  Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I visited Muroji temple in the end of a day, so there were no people and I got the all area for myself (excluding staff and monks). It was a very deep spiritual experience for me, even if I'm not religious... but the atmosphere there...More

1  Thank Maria Anna M
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This old, old temple is famous in Japan as "Women's Koya-san": in the past, many Buddhist sacred places were forbidden for women, but not Muroji. Its ancient wooden buildings seem to look exactly the same as one thousand years ago. The statues looked fantastic, but...More

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Bipin K
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
There are several Japanese-style inns within a few kilometers. There is no Western style hotel nearby.
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