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A must-see in Uonuma

A stunning temple. The main hall itself has plenty to see and is very interesting, but the carvings... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
OnsenGai
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Niigata Prefecture, Japan
This Japanese Buddhist temple is like no other, thanks to a legendary sculptor

Uonuma appears scarce as a destination on the tourist map, Japanese or foreign. Yet, here one can... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
kobekko
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12 Nov 2015
“A must-see in Uonuma”
2 Jan 2015
“This Japanese Buddhist temple is like no other, thanks to a legendary sculptor”
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

A stunning temple. The main hall itself has plenty to see and is very interesting, but the carvings in the small Kaisando building (which is covered by the towering roof from the outside) are breathtaking. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Uonuma appears scarce as a destination on the tourist map, Japanese or foreign. Yet, here one can discover a temple that equals with Nikko Shrine in sculptural marvel, albeit in smaller scale. Tourists with interest in Buddhist temples will rather visit Kyoto or Nara, which...More

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