Murou-ji Temple

Murō-ji (室生寺) is a temple of Omoto school of Shingon Buddhism, located in the city of Uda, Nara, Japan. Murō-ji shows its typical aspect of Shingon Buddhism, with its buildings laid on the mountainside of Mount Murō (室生山 Murō-yama). Unlike many temples of the time, Murō-ji was opened to females. For that

Oono-dera Temple

Ōno-ji or Ōno-dera (大野寺) is a temple of the Shingon school of Buddhism, located in the city of Uda, Nara Prefecture, Japan. According to legend and myth, the temple was first opened by En no Gyōja in 681, rendered west entrance to Murō-ji by Kūkai in 824, then later became known

Murou Ryuketsu Shrine

The shrine has a long history than Murō-ji, worship the god of water, "Dragon". Praying for rain of the ritual has been performed by the envoy from the court through the Heian era from the Nara period. This is upstream of the shrine there is a cave that is said to live

Butsuryu-ji Temple

Butsuryū-ji (仏隆寺 or 佛隆寺) is a ninth-century Shingon temple in Uda, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is located approximately four kilometres southwest of Murō-ji across Mount Murō. According to an official letter dated to 946, Butsuryū-ji was founded in 850 by Kenne (堅恵), disciple of Kukai, under the patronage of Okitsugu; upon Kenne's

Udamikumari Shrine

Uda Mikumari Shrine (宇太水分神社 Uda Mikumari-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Uda, Nara, Japan. It is dedicated to mikumari, a female Shinto kami associated with water. The honden was built near the end of the Kamakura period, and is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.