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Shorinji Temple

聖林寺

Shorinji Temple

聖林寺

Like nearby Tanzan Jinja Shrine, Shorinji Temple is connected to the Fujiwara family. Originally built in AD712, the temple burnt down several times and was rebuilt during the Edo period. The temple and gardens are pretty, but the real draw is the gilded eleven-headed Kannon, crafted in the Nara period (8th century); it stands just over 2m tall, with a well-proportioned figure and delicate features. It is sometimes compared to the elegant Venus de Milo.

Last update: 2016-11-09

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

692 Shimo, Sakurai

桜井市下692

Access

From JR Sakurai Station:
- Take a bus bound for Tanzan and alight at the Shorinji-mae stop.

Name/address in local language

  • 聖林寺 Shorinji Temple
  • address 桜井市下692 692 Shimo, Sakurai
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

9:00 - 16:30

Closed on

Open all year round

Admission

Adults: ¥400
Children: ¥200

*Group discount available"

Payment

Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Information in English

Contact Details
Tel

0744-43-0005

Fax

0744-43-9505

Website

http://www.shorinji-temple.jp/english/index.html

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