Home / Travel Guides / Asia / Japan / Nara / Nara-Shi / Futai-ji Temple

Futai-ji Temple, Nara-Shi

View gallery

1 photos

Below are pictures and videos. Select what you want to view below.

Contact: +81 742 22 5278
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Located near Hannya-ji, Futai-ji is known for its flowers which include irises, chrysanthemums, camellias, golden bells, and hagi (Japanese bush clover). In 847 this temple was established by Narihira Ariwara, who is well known as a poet in the classic style. He was also a sculptor and carved a bodhisattva familiarly called "Sho-Kannon," usually referred to as the goddess of mercy. Narihira believed that the truth would help to provide salvation even for commoners. He preached that "Horin-o tenjite shirizokazu." From this phrase comes the formal name of the temple Futaiten-Horinji.