Hasedera Temple

Sightseeing information about Hasedera Temple in Japan.

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Hasedera Temple on the slopes of Mount Hatsuse (548m) is an old temple dating from the 7th century. This is one of 33 points on the pilgrimage route in the Kansai region, and has long been known as the "Temple of Flowers". It is depicted in many of ancient literature works including Pillow Story, Tale of Genji and Sarashina Nikki written in the 11th century.

Approached by some 400 stone steps, the main hall has a veranda with breath-taking views and houses a 10m-tall image of Kannon (Buddhist goddess of mercy) with 11 faces. The best times to visit are in the spring for blooming peonies and cherry blossoms and in the autumn for a vivid red color of maple leaves.

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5.09 months ago

Steep steps bit enjoyable if you're into cardio I guess. Not really for me but the temple is magnificent and stunning and brave

5.02 months ago

As a traveler and youtuber.... Hasedera offers a very great experience for me. The history behind it is very interesting as well. And the fact that there are many kinds of flowers here amazes me a lot. Will go there again on aki, for sure.

5.0a year ago

It's a beautiful temple with beautiful gardens. Sakura, peony, hydrangea, maple......all planted along the elevation which gives a tremendous view from the temple premises.

A photographic enthusiast can spend minimum 2 hrs here. There's everything of interest , pagoda, temple, lanterns , statues , foliage. Any click is a beautiful frame. .

5.0a year ago

Absolutely wonderful temple in Nara Prefecture. Well worth the extra effort in getting there

5.0a year ago

Awesome temple. High against a mountain. Very nice looking. We went in autumn. Quite a track up the steps.

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