Muroji Temple

Sightseeing information about Muroji Temple in Japan.


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Muroji, in the mountains of eastern Nara Prefecture, is a temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism built in the 9th century. Unlike others Shingon temples, including the one headquartered at Koyasan, Muroji never excluded female worshippers, thus referred to as "Women's Koyasan". This area was considered a holy place, and when an emperor became ill in the 8th century, priests were sent here to pray for his recovery.

The complex has a number of national treasures and important cultural properties, including the wooden-shingled Kondo Hall that houses numerous wooden Buddhist statues. The 16m-high, five-story pagoda was severely damaged in the typhoon in 1998 but has been restored.

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4.07 months ago

Muro-ji is buddhist temples it has origin of the 8th century. There is a bus line connect from Muro-ji-guti Ono station (Kintesu line) to this temple.
Location, it’s surrounded in silent valley and forest. The wooden temple and status are taken aging on flow of the time. Rusty and faded color with grace make us calm and have a great experience in all season. also if you know photographer Ken Domon , you’ll have more impression at this place.

5.0a year ago

This place was incredible at night. Seeing the lit autumn leaves in the freezing temps!

5.02 years ago

Spectacular colours here in Autumn. This buddhist temple setting is serene in a forest environment. Just a lovely spot. Including a helmet headed buddhist monk busking with a bamboo flute. 16th century style. The helmet was worn to manifest the absence of ego.

4.0in the last week

十一面観音像、十二神将像美しく、勇ましい🎵特別拝観でない場合外からなので単眼鏡で拝観、細部まで見れてとっても感動🎵
五重塔に陽の光が指し、金色に輝いてました。奥の院は階段700段あります、急です。でも以外と短いのでゆっくり上がると良いでしょう🎵渡る風涼しく気持ち良いです。途中の岩に根を張る木々も凄いです。

3.03 weeks ago

国道から意外と時間がかかる。トンネルを使って裏から回ったほうがベター。参道の売店はあまり期待しないほうが良い。駐車は有料。

金堂に釈迦如来、阿弥陀如来ほか素朴な仏像。
五重塔、御影堂(重要文化財)など建築群。
山岳寺院の典型で400段以上。
植物もいろいろ。
女人高野は女性の参詣も許したことから。

雰囲気は感じられたが、全体に荒みつつある一方で大規模改修中。改修は現時点の美観に配慮せず、あちこちに資材が散乱した状態だったのが残念。

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