Ono-ji Temple

This temple is renowned for two very impressive 300-year-old shidare-zakura weeping cherry blossom trees, as well as 10 other trees with red-tinged cherry blossoms. In front of the temple and across the Uda River stands the immense Magaibutsu, which at 13.8 meters (45 feet) tall, is one of Japan’s largest Buddha statues carved into rock. The statue is believed to have been created in the 12th or 13th century, and is especially stunning when viewed in the spring with weeping cherry blossoms in the foreground.

Address
1680 Ono, Muro, Uda

Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Spring through Autumn)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Winter)
*Open until 9 PM during cherry blossom viewing season (late March to early April)

Admission fee
300 yen

Public transportation
5 minute walk from Muroguchiono (室生口大野) Station.

Parking
Available

Link Official Nara Travel Guide

Ono-ji Temple = 大野寺