Although it has lovely gardens with masses of plum blossoms in late February, this 1400 year old temple tends to be overlooked in favour of Horyuji Temple nearby. There are several National Treasures, including a 4m high gilded Amitabha figure, dedicated to the victims of the Hiroshima bomb.
Take a bus from Horyuji Station (ask for the Higashiando stop) or walk for about 30 minutes.
Last update: 2016-11-02
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108 Gokurakuji, Gose
From JR Horyuji Station:
- Take a bus bound for Kashinokidai-ichome and alight at the Higashiando-teiryujo stop.
- 極楽寺 Gokurakuji Temple
- address 御所市極楽寺108 108 Gokurakuji, Gose
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