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Hokki-ji Temple法起寺

Temple

A Buddhist temple which is said to have once been the Okamoto no Miya palace where Prince Shotoku read the Lotus Sutra and later remodeled into a temple per Shotoku’s will by Prince Yamashiro no oe . It is considered one of the seven temples erected by Prince Shotoku. The only original structure left standing is the three-tier pagoda, which is believed to have been completed in 706; 24 meters tall, it is Japan’s oldest.

place

Nara Pref. Ikomagunikarugachou Okamoto 1873 (Ikaruga / IkomaArea)

phone 0745755559
place

[Worship times 2/22-11/3]8:30-17:00
[Worship times 11/4-2/21]8:30-16:30

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Address
Nara Pref. Ikomagunikarugachou Okamoto 1873 [ map ]
Area
Ikaruga / IkomaArea
Phone
0745755559
Hours
[Worship times 2/22-11/3]8:30-17:00
[Worship times 11/4-2/21]8:30-16:30
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults300yen, Child 200yen
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Not available
Credit Card
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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.

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