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Oyama Dera Temple's Unique Statues

There are beautiful statues everywhere on this mountain

Mt. Oyama is a very religious mountain. During the Edo period it was a famous pilgrimage spot for people in Kanagawa and Tokyo. The inns here all have their own shrines, and the mountain itself has two large shrines (one at the very top) and a large temple. Everywhere you go you can find Buddhist and Shinto statues, some quite old and some quite beautiful. Climb the stairs leading up to the main temple, and you will see that it is lined on both sides with fascinating statuary. Come in the fall season and enjoy the bonus of the area's blazing autumn foliage.

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