Nara

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Hase-dera Temple
 
 
     
 
A grand main temple building and a long stairway of 399 steps are the chief characteristics. Also famous for its peonies, cherry blossoms and maple trees.
Dedicated to the Eleven-Faced Goddess of Mercy (Juichimen Kannon), the temple has been worshiped by many people early on and referred to in ancient literature of the Heian Period. The long 399-step stone stairway is decked out with Japanese tree peonies, cherry blossoms and maples, 7,000 stocks in all, which come out in their respective brilliant attire in season.
       
●Open/ 8:30-17:00(Apr-Sep)、9:00-17:00(Oct-Nov,Mar)、9:00-16:30 (Dec-Feb)
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Admission Fee/ Adults,Junior and senior high school students:500 Yen, Elementary school students:250 Yen   ●Tel/0744-47-7001
◆Access/15 min. walk from Kintetsu Osaka Line Hasedera Station
       
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Dorogawa Spa
 
 
     
 
A seclude spring in the deep mountains of Omine, a sanctuary for Shugendo priests.
A secluded spring surrounded by the mountains of Mt. Omine, a sanctuary for Shugendo priests. There are many sightseeing spots related to the Shugendo disciplines, including Mt. Omine, Ryusenji Temple, and Tenkawa Daibenzaiten Shrine. A promenade has been constructed to let tourists fully enjoy the differing seasonal sights of the area, ranging from fresh greenery to colored leaves over the Mitarai Valley and Omine mountains. Refresh at the spa after walking along the promenade.
       
 
◆Access/80 min. ride by bus from Kintetsu Shimoichi-guchi
       
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Nara Park
 
 
     
 
Herds of wild deer can be seen all around the park.
Situated east of the city's commercial center, Nara Park lies 4km from east to west and 2km from north to south. It is home to most of the historical city's principal tourist attractions, including Wakakusayama Hill, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine, and the Nara National Museum. Constructed as one of Japan's first modern parks, it became a prefectural park in 1888. Later, in 1922, Nara Park was designated a national scenic spot.

Numerous deer freely roam the park. Traditionally associated with a Kasuga Shrine legend about a divine white deer, they are designated a national protected animal. The best times of year to enjoy the natural beauty of the park are April and May when Wakakusayama is green and the deer thickly coated or in autumn when the leaves turn red and yellow. During these times, however, the park is crowded with tourists, weekend visitors, students on school excursions, and others. Off-season visits are recommended for those seeking more relaxing times. No matter the season, visitors will see attractive beauty.
       
●Open/Open day and night
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Fare/Free  ●Tel/0742-22-0375
◆Access/5 min. walk from Kintetsu Line Nara Station
       
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Soni plateau
 
 
     
 
In autumn , the thin is beautiful attractions
It is in Muro akame Aoyama National Park.

In autumn, ears of pampas grass is in the light of the sun, it will shine in silver - gold .
Every year, we visited by many tourists.
       
●Tel/0745-96-2888(財団法人曽爾村観光振興公社)
 
       
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Muro-ji Temple
 
 
     
 
Spring cherry tree and rhododendron , autumn is the attractions of autumn leaves .
Muro-ji Temple is a temple located in Uda City, Nara Prefecture, which is the head temple of Shingon sect Muro-ji school.

The wooden five-storey pagoda, designated both a National Treasure and an Important Cultural Property, is the most smallest five-storey pagoda in Japan.

Since it allowed women to enter the mountain, it was called 'Nyonin Koya.'
       
●Open/8:30~17:00(9:00~16:00 in Dec.-Mar.)
●Admission Fee /Adults:600yen、Children:400yen  ●Tel/0745-93-2003
 
       
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