Yakushiji Temple

Sightseeing information about Yakushiji Temple in Japan.


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The western part of Nara City is home to several grand temples listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of them, Yakushiji Temple, was founded in the late 7th century by an emperor to pray for the recovery of his wife. Among highlights are two 3-story pagodas, one located in the east and the other in the west. The east pagoda, standing at 34.1m, is the only original building, giving us a glimpse of construction style of the Asuka period (645-710).

After visiting the main hall, it is recommended to head to the Oike pond to take in a view of beautiful 3-story pagodas against the backdrop of Mount Wakakusa-yama. This will give you a sense of space surrounding the ancient capital city and a feeling of cleaning of the heart and soul. The east pagoda is currently under renovation until 2018.

Purposeelderly,world heritage,first time in Japan,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 34.4km) Google Transit

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4.02 months ago

Gorgeous temple complex accented by many buildings, including two towering pagodas. Extremely helpful staff, too.

4.02 months ago

A 800 yen ticket that is a lil bit pricey (July 2020). Not a good time for visiting because of some renovation works occured. But, the Pagoda with a tree is the best! Need some time to set the camera angle up (no tripod alllowed) to get the best pict of it.

English explanation for each building is available. You will like it if you have some interesting in Buddha period of Japan. Last, don't forget to explore nearby shrines.

5.06 months ago

Its very cool i brought my kids there and they too loved it.

5.0a year ago

Very nice place to visit entry fees applies.

5.0a year ago

Whoa! Big and empty, save for school children and elders. Definitely a place that tourists miss on their way to the tourism centers of Nara. Give this place a look see if you can spare the time, they have an impressive sized Miroku (medicine buddha) image on display.

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