Discover the best top things to do in Tenri, Japan including Isonokami Jingu, Hasedera Temple, Nara Visitor Center & Inn, Yamanobe Street, Omiwa Shrine, Todai-ji Temple, Tenrikyo Church, Chogaku-ji Temple, Oyamato Shrine, Tenri Univeristy Sankokan Museum.
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4 based on 81 reviews
Is a famous shrine, worshipers are rare.
It a deserve be called "sanctuary".
The shrine is surrounded by beautiful nature, chickens are free-range.
Shrine with the old history.
Is a possible to feel the complex political environment of the time.
Admission is not required.
It is possible to get the amulet to pray for "revival".
4.5 based on 254 reviews
Hase-dera is also nicknamed a flower 's temple, so it came to be called so because flowers do not go through throughout the year like cherry blossoms, peony, hydrangeas, autumn leaves in autumn. As I go through the mountain gate, I climb a long corridor called Erawing, and in Nara I can visit the main hall (Kannondo) next to Todaiji Temple. There will be a big Kannon exceeding 10 meters. The view from the outside stage where the three sides are surrounded by Mountains is a word of great view.
We did a loop from Nara to Mt Yoshino to Muro dam to Muroji then lastly to Hasedera and back to Nara.
We hired a car and it was worth the 500 yen pp to enter this temple and 500 yen for car parking.
Steps under a beautiful wooden covered walkway to the top temple and the balcony at the top offers a magnifier view over the tree tops and surrounds.
There's 2 ways down. The longer way takes you to a Pagoda. We took the shorter way as we were losing light.
The views from the bottom looking up is also gorgeous. All the magnificent colors.
5 based on 228 reviews
Nara Visitor Center & Inn is located in the midst of Nara. Right on the edge of Sarusawa Pond, the location offers wonderful views of the changing seasons. Nara Visitor Center & Inn provides tourists visiting Nara a great place to relax and interact along with the opportunity to discover and experience the city’s cultural and sightseeing riches.
Great location, 10-min walk from the Kintetsu station and easy walk to Nara Park and historic areas for shopping. Large room by Japanese standards (only downside is brick pillows and some carpet stains/dated fittings). Clean and quiet. Extremely friendly staff, very helpful and informative in English. Convenience store located on ground level of same building and several cultural activities on offer. Highly recommend.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
We walked the entire Yamanobe-no-Michi trail starting from the free parking (!) place near the entrance of the Omiwa Shrine torii. And about 10 minutes walk from JR Miwa station that can be reached from Nara (or Tenri) on either the JR Line or the Kintetsu Line.
This trail was originally part of the Shinkaido, an ancient route from Tokyo. You really have to look out for the signs. We missed the first sign and returned at our starting point. It appeared that a small Delivery truck was parked blocking sight of the sign / route marker.
It is a beautiful route / trail / track taking you through small villages, along rice fields, shrines, memorials, emperor's burial places, etc.
Very recommendable. Although we walked it on the 12th of October it was sunny and warm (26C), so we were happy to have taken the route to the North (with the sun in our backs).
I have written separate reviews on the shrines on our route.
4.5 based on 236 reviews
Omiwa Shrine was built directly at the foot of Miwa-yama (467-meter-high Mount Miwa), and is one of the oldest extent Shinto shrines in Japan. The shrine has a worship hall, but no place for the deity to be housed, because it is believed to serve Miwa-yama itself.
We can find a big torii gate with a height of 32 meters, the second highest in Japan, on the national highway 169. A gravel approach lined with Japanese cedars, pine and camphor trees led us to a sacred compound of the shrine.
There are not only a lot of free parking lots but fine and affordable local cuisine restaurants around the big torii gate. We had a grated yam over rice for lunch after praying for our good luck.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
No matter you are a Buddhist follower or not, this is a place that worth to visit. Built in Nara period, 710-749 AD, the temple was officially positioned as one of the state-established provincial temples. No need to worry about the deer wandering in the garden, they won't bother unless you want to buy biscuit for them to eat.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
The Tenrikyo sect, revealed to Miki Nakayama in October of 1838 has grown to more than three and a half million world wide members. Its purpose is to teach the Joyous Life to all of mankind. The city of Tenri was established by the sect and includes not only the central sanctuary and headquarters, but dorms for adherents both local and visiting, elementary and secondary schools, and a major hospital. A visit to the unadorned sanctuary is worth the short train ride.
4 based on 31 reviews
We visited Chogaku-ji on the yamanobe-no-michi trail. You have to pay a small entrance fee here. It is a nice temple complex and there are many cats roaming around.
4 based on 15 reviews
4 based on 12 reviews
My focus was in the Japanese immigrant area where I could check the ingenuity of Japanese people when faced with local adversities. There are many objects, since kitchen itens until musical instruments, homemade, adapted with local resourses, trying to have some Japanese facilities.
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