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Murou-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Murou-ji Temple


Murou-ji Temple is a temple of Shingon Buddhism established in the late Nara Period (710 - 794) after a successful ritual to cure the illness of Prince Yamabe who later became the Emperor Kammu.
While Kongobu-ji Temple at Mt. Koya-san, which also belongs to Shingon Buddhism, barred women, Murou-ji Temple allowed them to visit. For that reason, the temple is also called "Nyonin-Koya", or Mt. Koya-san for women. The temple's 16 meters high five-story pagoda is said to be the smallest outside pagoda in Japan and designated as a national treasure.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00 (April - November)
  • 8:00 - 16:00 (December - March)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • 400 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes from Muroguchi-ono Station on the Kintetsu Line by the bus bound for Murouji. Get off at Murouji-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 78, Muro, Uda-shi, Nara, 633-0421


Shiran @traveller17 - 2019-05-25
Driving to Murou Ji Temple https://t.co/hEmji67rm8 via @YouTube
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2019-03-26
Asuka Road #YouthHostel is a great place to stay if heading to Asuka, Road of Yamanobe, Murou Temple, Hase Temple,… https://t.co/sY3Gfyn90a
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2018-09-29
Asuka Road #YouthHostel is a great place to stay if heading to Asuka, Road of Yamanobe, Murou Temple, Hase Temple,… https://t.co/keI2GW65dI
Hair Flap Central @HairFlapCentral - 2017-08-17
New Blog Post: The Mist-Shrouded Temple of Murou-Ji #japan #japanlife #fujifilm https://t.co/5mAgXC5MBz https://t.co/L8Yly8wqMs
World Campus Intern. @WorldCJapan - 2017-07-16
Elementary School Visit and Murou-ji Temple in Uda https://t.co/nMaLNbScmE
Nabari DMO @NabariDMO - 2017-02-10
Murou Temple and Murou Art Forest. Amazing! Architecture-meets-nature, ancient-meets-modern. https://t.co/FLCqwNjurw
DeepRealJapan @deeprealjapan - 2017-01-30
The '#Murou ji' is one of my favorite temple in #Nara.
https://t.co/4F1hRC3aVc https://t.co/dJYlGKeNuH
武さん @_favoritething_ - 2016-10-11
I'm visiting Murou-Zi in Nara.
This temple is very beautiful.
There are very beautiful Buddha Statue.
DeepRealJapan @deeprealjapan - 2016-07-08
'Murou ji' is a great temple I love!
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JP Rail.com @jprailcom - 2015-11-21
Those photos were taken at Murou-ji temple. It's located in southern #Nara pref near border of Nara and Mie. https://t.co/0kfnOMuodq
kadesdelis @kadedelis - 2015-10-08
My newest article on the one and only Murou Temple http://t.co/BOvg0vHgQ6
Freelance Hunter @Jsalaheddine - 2015-05-25
Photo: m4rkh0ppusss: in the holy sanctuary (Murou-ji temple, Nara) by Marser Via Flickr: http://t.co/uGOEcpQvKq


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