A beautiful temple like the Pure Land itself that illustrates the prosperity of the Fujiwara regency during the late Heian Period.
Featuring a garden created by Motonobu Kano
Famous for its beautiful cherry blossoms and autumn leaves
Nara's symbol, the world's largest bronze statue of Rushana Daibutsu is seated in the Great Buddha Hall located in the vast grounds. The temple has been designated as a World Heritage site.
Ono no Komachi concealed herself here amongst the plum blossoms
A mortuary temple for the imperial household
Blessed with knowledge by Monju
This ancient temple was erected by Empress Komyo
The scattered fallen leaves in autumn are beautiful
The head temple of the Shingon Sect's Omuro School. Holding a long association with the Imperial Household, the temple is also well known for its late-blooming cherry trees called Omuro-zakura.
Fallen leaves on the road to the temple invite you to this high-status monzeki temple
Beloved Buddha artifacts inside the school of Heijo Palace
The head temple of the Jodo sect, founded at the place where Honen Shonin passed away. The magnificent monastery was built under the wing of the Tokugawa family.
Indulge in tea while gazing at the garden
Occasionally open seasonally for cherry blossom, azalea, and fall leaves viewing
Where the successful Hideyoshi Toyotomi worshipped the three-faced Daikokuten
This temple guesthouse is home to national treasures
A large temple in Nara featuring many structures that illustrate the culture from the Tempyo Period. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Famous for its early blossoming cherry trees, which signify the coming of spring
A little-known temple hidden deep in the mountains