Abe Monju-in Temple
Abe Monju-in Temple
Abe Monju-in Temple
Abe Monju-in Temple
Abe Monju-in Temple Abe Monju-in Temple Abe Monju-in Temple Abe Monju-in Temple

Jun. Noon

Abe Monju-in, built in 645 by the order of Emperor Kotoku, is the oldest temple in Japan and serves as a special head temple of the Todaiji branch of the Kegon sect. Its principal image is a 7-meter tall Monju statue which is said to be the largest in Japan and has been designated as a National Treasure. The Japanese saying "out of the counsel of three comes the wisdom of Monju" (two heads are better than one) comes from Monju. Abe Monju-in is a large temple that has flourished since its establishment and has many believers all over Japan.

  • Address

    645 Abe, Sakurai, Nara

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  • Entry fee

    ¥700 (Special ticket: ¥1200)

  • Opening Hours

    9:00 - 16:30

  • Closed

    -

  • Website

    http://www.nara-yamato.com/abe/en/

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    A temple dedicated to monju which is the origin of Japan's oldest saying.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    5 minutes from Sakurai Station on JR Line or Kintetsu Railway.

    20 minutes from Katsuragi IC on Minami-Hanna Road.

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