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IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide

IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide Hamamatsu

摩訶耶寺 / まかやじ

One of the most beautiful gardens in Japan with nature and history


Makayaji is a temple which opened in the Nara era (Year 726) in Mikkabi-cho, Hamana-ku, of Hamamatsu city. The principle image of this temple is Yakuyoke shoh-kannon-bosatsu which has been worshipped for over 1300 years, including today. The creation of the garden began in the latest Heian era (794-1185) and lasted until the beginning of Kamakura era (1185-1333) and it is said to be an oldest garden in Shizuoka prefecture. This garden magnificently express nature by combining rocks and stones skillfully. At Hohbutsuden next to the main temple, you can pray three images of
Fudoh-myo-hoh-zoh and Senjyu kan-non-zoh which are national important cultural peoperties, and Amida-nyoraizoh which is an important cultural property of the prefecture.


Elementary school student FREE
Junior high school student ¥200
High school student ¥300
Adult ¥400

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421 Makaya, Mikkabi-cho,
Hamana-ku Hamamatsu-shi

August 10th ( for Bon event)
Extra holiday/closure may take place

From Hamamastu Station
Entetsu Railway Line “Nishi-Kajima” station (33 minutes) then take Tenryu-Hamanako line to “Mikkabi” station (50 minutes) then walk (30 minutes)
Or 10 minutes by bicycle (taking Hamanako cycling road from rent-a-cycle “Mikkabi station terminal”)
Take the "No.40 Mikkabi" line Bus (80 minutes ride) at bus stop #15 of bus the bus terminal to "Mikkabii" then walk 30 minutes
Around 15 minutes from Tomei Expressway Mikkabi I.C.

2015.5.28 update
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