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Natadera Temple

The Natadera Temple is the head temple of the Shingon Sector and was established in A.D.717 by Priest Taicho. With cedar tress and camellias over few hundred years old inside this 70,000-tsubo (about 231,000 m2) area, Toshitsune Maeda, the 3rd lord of the Kaga Clan, built the incense burning pavilion, 3-story pagoda, the bell tower, the study room and rebuilt the main shrine, which was designated as one of the important cultural asset of Ishikawa Prefecture. One will be filled with awe just by visiting all these constructions one after another. Even the famous poet Basho Matsuo had paid a visit here and left a haiku behind. Magnificent scenery of strangely formed rocks that are said to be the remains from ancient volcanic eruptions undersea is a must-see, and this temple is also famous for viewing beautiful autumn foliages.

Address

YU-122 Natamachi, Komatsu-shi

Telephone

+81-(0)761-65-2111

Fax

+81-(0)761-65-1626

Fee

Adult 600 JPY Elementary School Student and below 300 JPY

Hours

8:30 - 16:45(12/1 - 2/28: 8:45 - 16:30)

Closings

All Year Round

Access

Take the bus bound for Natadera Temple from JR Komatsu Station or take the CANBUS from JR Kaga Onsen Station and get off at Natadera Temple (25- minute ride).

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