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Hasedera Temple

731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112, Nara Prefecture
+81 744-47-7001
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Beautiful temple and setting.

My only wish is to have visited here on a cooler day. The reward of the beauty of this temple and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful Visit

Hasedara Temple is a bit of a train ride from Nara but well worth it if you like to get off the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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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 corridor called Erawing, and in Nara I can visit the main hall (Kannondo) next to Todaiji Temple. There will be a big Kannon exceeding 10 meters. The view from the outside stage where the three sides are surrounded by mountains is a word of great view.
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731-1 Hatuse, Sakurai 633-0112, Nara Prefecture
+81 744-47-7001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 June 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

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 6 April 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

1  Thank TOMY2011
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...More

1  Thank akikoi374
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank KazuhitoM
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank erik m
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....More

1  Thank Love_the_nature
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...More

1  Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 21 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.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 15 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!

1  Thank chochopeth
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Lesly P
12 August 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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