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那谷寺 Natadera Temple

  • Buildings (Temples / Shrines / Cathedrals)
  • Around Kagaonsen
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District
Around Kagaonsen
Address
Yu122, Natamachi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa, 923-0336, Japan
Category
  • Buildings (Temples / Shrines / Cathedrals)
Opening Hours
[March 1-November 30] 8:30-16:45, [December 1-February 28] 8:45-16:30
Closed
Open Every Day
Website
http://www.natadera.com/en/
Tel.
+81-761-65-2111
Date of post:2015/07/03

Experience a regeneration in the middle of mother nature.

  • Temple / Shrine

Nata-dera is a bekkaku-honzan (special head temple) of Koyasan Shingon sect, founded in 717 by Priest Taicho, since then, it has been prospered as a temple for Mt. Haku.

Renowned for its autumn leaves, 5 buildings of the temple such as Honden (main shrine) and Haiden (a hall of worship) and Kara-mon (Chinese-style gate), Shoin (Study Hall) and Kuri (priest's living quarters or kitchen), Three-storey pagoda, Goma-do Hall (hall where the goma rites take place), Shoro (bell tower) are designated as National Important Cultural Properties, and also the garden is a national-designated site of scenic beauty.

The Honden of the temple is within the cave and you can experience "Tainai Kuguri", which symbolizes rebirth in Buddhism, so you will be reborn by going through a cave.

Other significant objects within Nata-dera grounds include a memorial stone with an inscription of Haiku composed by Basho Matsuo and Statue of Koshin worshipped as a matchmaker deity next to the stone, and the spring water of Fudo Myoo under the Honden.

The water has never dried up since ancient times and you can receive a blessing by pouring the water on things to put on the body like accessories and jewelry.

Oh, one more thing about the temple, when you visit there, you should wear walking shoes because of being stair-filled and pitched inside the temple grounds.

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Address: Yu 122, Nata-machi, Komatsu 923-0336
Tel: +81 (0)761 65 2111
HP: http://www.natadera.com/en/

Opening hours
1 March - 30 November 8:30 - 16:45 / 1 December - 28 or 29 February 8:45 - 16:30

Admission
Adults (12+ years) ¥600 / Children (6-11 years) ¥300
- Study and Garden: ¥200 (free for children)

Getting there
By Train
- Limited express train: About 25 min from Kanazawa station to Kaga Onsen station. The fare is ¥1510.
- Local train: About 60 min from Kanazawa station to Kaga Onsen station. The fare is ¥760.

By Bus
- Kaga Shuyu Bus that go around the mountain course (Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus): About 30 min from Kaga Onsen Station. Get off at "Nata-dera". The fare for 1-day ticket is ¥1000.

By Taxi
- About 15 min from Kaga Onsen Station.
- About 20 min from Komatsu Station.
- About 25 min from Komatsu Airport.

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