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Anrakuji Temple

2361 Besshonsen, Ueda 386-1431, Nagano Prefecture
+81 268-38-2062
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The only octagonal wooden pagoda left in Japan

Anrakuji, with its impressive wooden octagonal pagoda built in the Chinese Sung architectural style... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
VincentePaulo
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Zurich, Switzerland
It's worth visiting. また訪れたい。

I didn't expect much with this temple, but I was wrong. This temple has a beautiful three-layer... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
KooH05
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Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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2361 Besshonsen, Ueda 386-1431, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Anrakuji, with its impressive wooden octagonal pagoda built in the Chinese Sung architectural style during the Kamakura Period (1192-1333). The pagoda is the only example of its kind left in Japan and is designated as a national treasure. If you are happened to be an...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I didn't expect much with this temple, but I was wrong. This temple has a beautiful three-layer roof tower, which is national treasure. You should pay extra fee to see the tower, but I bet it's worth the price. You can enjoy fresh air and...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Anrakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Soto school in Bessho Onsen. It's best known for having the only extant octagonal pagoda in Japan. The grounds are beautiful and very serene. Beautiful pine trees surround the area and there is a pond with milky...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This temple is beautiful with a great approach leading up a mystical set of stairs in the forest. Gardens are very well maintained and a fee is charged if you want to explore the temple in detail.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

A historical place you could visit on a trip to Besshoonsen. A beautiful temple inside a beautiful forest. You need to pay a fee at the entrance, but it is very small compared to what you can see inside the area of Anrakuji Temple. It...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

If you are in Ueda enjoying one of the many onsens, Anrakuji is worth a visit. It's easy to get "temple fatigue" in Japan, but the 4-level octagonal wooden pagoda (built in the early part of the 14th century) in this temple complex is the...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2014

There are several places to visit around Anrakuji such as Bessho Temple and many Hot Springs which is famous in Ueda. Also you can find many Ryokans, Japanese Style.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Very impressed - the Octagonal 3-storey pagoda, the 16 Rakans (arhats) pavillion, the statues of priests Yogyu Enin and Shokoku Isen and, last but not least, the quiet cemetery and the surrounding forest are great. Mark the Kuro-mon (Black Gate) marking the old border of...More

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