"Built in 704 by Emperor Monmu, this temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. It first flourished as ""The Great Temple of Yamamoto"", with a magnificent seven-structured temple compound, but was relocated to its current location due to frequent flooding by the Kizu River. The statue of Kannon, with those in Fujii Temple in Kawachi, Osaka, and Toushoudai Temple in Nara, is considered one of the three great masterpieces depicting the bodhisattva who saves humanity with her thousand hands and eyes. There is also a stone monument marking the site of the Yamamoto way-station. This square was created by the Genmei Emperor the year after the capital was moved to Heijou, present day Nara, in 711. A market for fresh local produce is held on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at thisYamamoto Eki."
5 minutes on foot from the JR/Kintetsu Miyamaki St.