Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera (長谷寺) is the main temple of the Buzan sect of Shingon Buddhism. The temple is located in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Main Hall is a National Treasure of Japan. According to the description on the bronze plaque known as the Hokke Sessō-zu (銅板法華説相図 dōban hokke sessō zu?), which is

Omiwa Shrine

Ōmiwa Shrine (大神神社 Ōmiwa-jinja), also known as Miwa Shrine (三輪神社 Miwa-jinja, alternately written as 三輪明神 Miwa-myōjin), is a Shinto shrine located in Sakurai, Nara, Japan. The shrine is noted because it contains no sacred images or objects because it is believed to serve Mount Miwa, the mountain on which it stands. For

Tanzan Shrine

Tanzan Shrine (談山神社 Tanzan-jinja), also known as the Danzan Shrine, the Tōnomine Shrine (多武峯社 Tōnomine-sha) and the Tōnomine Temple (多武峯寺 Tōnomine-ji), is a Shinto shrine in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The shrine traces its origin to a Tendai temple built in the Asuka period (538 – 710) called Tōnomine-ji, built by

Abemonju-in Temple

Abe Monju-in (安倍文殊院, あべもんじゅいん) is a Buddhist temple in the Abe area of Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Dating to the seventh century, it houses a sculptural group by Kaikei, and a kofun within its grounds has been designated a Special Historic Site. Founded as Sūke-ji in the seventh century, in 834

Sai Shrine

setsusha in Omiwa Shrine.The shrine has attracted the devotion of people who pray for relief from sickness and there is a healing well which offers sacred water that you can take home with you. There are many who come to the shrine for this water. The Festival of Hanashizume held each year

Hase-dera Temple Pagoda

This temple was built in the year 686. It flourished under the patronage of nobles and the Tokugawa household.The stage-style sanctuary (National Treasure) was rebuilt in the 17th century by the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. The principle image, the Eleven Faced Kannon (Important Cultural Property) is over 10 meters in height and