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“An old Buddhism temple in the mountain”

Hattasan Soneiji Temple
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Fukuroi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This old Buddhism temple 'Son-ei-ji' founded in 725 has been famous as 'Hattasan' in this area.
When you arrive at the parking lot or bus stop, you will find a path to an old gate 'Nio-mon'. You can find bamboo sticks for walking there. The way to the main buildings of the temple is rather steep and has many steps. You had better choose your shoes so that you can easily climb the slopes.
Several minutes walking brings you to the tea stall. Yes, this Hattasan is very famous with 'Yakuyoke Dango', the evil-proof dumplings which is the cake made of rice powder with sweet red beans paste.
There are many steps to the top from this tea stall. You should go slowly but steadily. Never give up!
When you see the landscape from the top, you can pray for the statues, buy fortune tellers, buy lucky charms and so on. And you may find the counter where green tea service is available in free of charge.
Now, you can go downward to the parking lot or bus stop.
On the monthly temple festival, they say that your visit of the day should be worth more than 1 time. For example, the visit in the festival day in August is worth 4000 times visits.
Anyhow, those who loves Japanese old culture may enjoy the mood and landscapes there.

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Crowded with locals in new year, spring sakura seasons.
Summer time is not a peak season but yet you can enjoy walkig in the woods from the wooden gare to the main building.

This temple is also famous for "yakuyoke dango",
dumplings with anko, sweet soy beans paste.

Few minutes drive from JR Aino station free admission.

Thank 576eris
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