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Horyu-ji Temple法隆寺


This is a temple inside Horyuji-Sannai, Ikaruga Town. It was established in 607 by Prince Shotoku and Empress Suiko, and the current temple building is celebrated as one of the world's oldest wooden structures and Japan's first World Heritage Site. Inside the grounds are 55 pieces of architecture designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, and in the Daihozoin (Great Treasure Hall) are stored a great many important treasures from the Asuka period. 


Nara Pref. Ikomagunikarugachou Houryujisannai 1-1

phone 0745752555

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

Review of Horyu-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/09/07 Travel Back In Time And Meet The Bhuddas
Got there early expecting to see crowds waiting to get in, but not so. Maybe the 1,500 Yen price tag may have scared some off. Buses do go from Nara station, but pretty irregularly, so try the train...
Reviewed:2018/07/23 Impressive temple, not at all crowded
One of the amazing things about Kyoto and Nara is that you can find spectacular temples that are just a little off the tourist track, and have them mostly to yourself. This is one of them. Definitely...
Reviewed:2018/06/17 Worth its title as a World Heritage Site
Our coverage today is Nara, going as a day trip from Osaka.
I intentionally went to this place because of its title as one of the earliest World Heritage Sites of Japan.
A nice morning visit is...

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[Worship times 2/22-11/3]8:00-17:00
[Worship times 11/4-2/21]8:00-16:30
[Admission fee to worship]General1,500yen, Elementary School Students750yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Please use the municipal parking lot)
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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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