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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4.04 weeks 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.

5.0a month ago

門をくぐると別世界です。明らかに空気が違うのを感じられ、歩いているうちに自分がどんどん落ち着いていくように思います。
奥の院までは入り口から石段が700以上あるそうですが、是非たっぷり時間をとって行ってみて欲しいです。
あと森の中の五重塔のしっとりとした美しさや、金堂におかれた観音様などの国宝重要文化財群の凄まじさ!
見所がありすぎて一日中いていられます。特に十一面観音様のかわいらしさ、十二神将のおかしみは見飽きることがありません。
門前のよもぎ餅やにゅうめんもおいしい。
あと歩いていける範囲に龍穴神社がありますのでそちらも寄ってみてください。室生寺とはまた違う鳥肌のたちそうな神秘的な空気が味わえます。
長谷寺とあわせて行かれるかたも多いと思いますが、半日づつ使って一日で二ヶ所が堪能できる限界かなと思います。ゆっくり宇陀の空気満喫してください。

5.02 weeks ago

11月24日に行きました。
もみじ狩りも兼ねてましたが天気も良くて最高でした。

五重の塔は石段を登ってすぐに行けますが頂上の奥の院は足腰に自信の無い方は杖を借りて上がった方が良いです。

通常の拝観料600円の他に特別拝観料400円を払って仏像を観ることをお勧めします。

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