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Nata Tera Temple

  May 24th, 2012

Nata tera Temple was founded in the first year of the Nara Period, 717. It is well known for its temple grounds having stone walls with caves carved out of the rock face. In Autumn the colors were great and the grounds very beautiful.

Nata Tera

Approaching the main entranceway

Wonderful carpet of moss

Wonderful carpet of moss

Follow the path

Follow the path

One of the first temple buildings as you enter the grounds

One of the first temple buildings as you enter the grounds

Small bridges so decorative

Small bridges so decorative

Wonderful

Wonderful

Can you see the small crevices in the cliff?

Can you see the small crevices in the cliff?

Even the wildlife was peaceful

Even the wildlife was peaceful

Colors of Autumn

Colors of Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

Steps upon steps

Steps upon steps

Looking through the gate

Looking through the gate

Lots of stickers

Lots of stickers

Mysterious

Mysterious

The red stands out well

The red stands out well

Inspiring

Inspiring

Path cut through the hillside and trees

Path cut through the hillside and trees

Nature almost taking over here

Nature almost taking over here

Crossing the bridge

Crossing the bridge

Looking out over the grounds

Looking out over the grounds

Walking in the grounds

Walking in the grounds

Buildings nestled in the natural surrounds

Buildings nestled in the natural surrounds

Beautiful colors

Beautiful colors

This is a designated historical landmark

This is a designated historical landmark

Working up the hillside to one of the temples

Working up the hillside to one of the temples

Map of Nata Tera

Map of Nata Tera

Here is the link to the homepage for this Temple

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