Butsuryu-ji Temple
Butsuryu-ji Temple
Butsuryu-ji Temple
Butsuryu-ji Temple Butsuryu-ji Temple Butsuryu-ji Temple

Known as the southern gate to Muroji Temple, Butsuryu-ji was founded in 850 by Kenne, disciple of Kukai, under the patronage of Okitsugu. A tea-grinding hand mill, said to have been brought back by Kukai from the Tang dynasty, has been preserved as the temple treasure and you can find wild tea plants growing in the premises. The temple has seven buildings and as it is closely affiliated with Muroji Temple, it also serves as a sub-temple for retirement of the chief priest of Muroji and lodgings for pilgrims to Muroji.

  • Address

    1684 Haibaraakabane, Uda, Nara

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  • Entry fee

    Temple ground: ¥200
    Temple buildings: ¥300
    Free for children under 6.

  • Opening Hours

    9:00 - 17:00

  • Closed


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  • Best Season

    Apr., May, Jun., Sep., Oct., Nov.

  • Point

    The temple is said to be the southern gate to Muroji Temple.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    10 minutes by bus from Haibara Station to Takai-mae. It is a 30-minute walk from there.

    20 minutes from Hari IC on Meihan Expressway.

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