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Shinyakushi-ji Temple (新薬師寺)

A Buddhist temple built by Empress Komyo in prayer for the recovery of illness of Emperor Shomu in 747. During the Nara period, the temple was one of the 10 most important in Nara and over 100 priests studied on its vast grounds. In the Heian period, however, the temple’s size was reduced due to lightning strikes and typhoons. The main temple nave looks as it did when first erected and enshrines a seated figure of Bhaisajyaguru, the temple’s main object of worship, as well as standing figures of the Twelve Divine Generals.

place

Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1352 (NaraArea)

phone 0742223736
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Shinyakushiji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/13 Off the Beaten Path; A Pure Delight
This temple is approximately 1,300 years old and the main hall dates back that far. The grounds are small in comparison to its days of glory, but theres still much to see here. This neighborhood is...
Reviewed:2017/10/09 AWESOME in a Sanjusangendo sort of way. The 12 Heavenly Generals were incredibly cool to look at, & over 1200 years old!
I went out of my way to go to this place because I HAD to see the 12 muscle-knotted Heavenly Generals inside.

Built in the 700s by an empress who wanted to heal her ailing husband...
Reviewed:2017/07/05 National Treasures and the Start of a Trek to Tenri
If youre interested in a trek through the countryside, get yourself a copy of The Northern Extension of the Yamanobe no Michi from Amazon and start at this temple or the nearby Fukuu-in ji...

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Address
Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1352 [map]
Area
NaraArea
Phone
0742223736
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults/College student 600yen, High school/Junior High School Students350yen, Elementary School Students150yen
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 6, 2020 (Information as of May 1, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.