Horyuji Temple

Sightseeing information about Horyuji Temple in Japan.

World Heritage: Horyuji Temple4.8

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This temple was erected in the early 7th century by Prince Shotoku, who created a strong united Japan and was a great patron of Buddhism. The name Horyuji can translates as ''Temple of Flourishing Law (of Buddhism)'. The temple's western precinct (Saiin Garan) hosts the three oldest wooden buildings in the world - the main hall, five-story pagoda, and central gate - dating from the 7th century.

The temple is filled with strikingly beautiful art and architecture, with its 18.7 hectors of grounds containing around 200 National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. Strolling around the neighborhood is also fun, offering a great distant view of three pagodas of Horyuji, Hokiji, and Horinji Temples. It is just 20 minutes by train from JR Tennoji Station in Osaka.

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Horyuji is the oldest wooden structure still standing in the world and it is registered as the World Cultural Heritage site. there are many valuable arts and objects in this site. You will marvel at its exsitence.

Horyuji is the oldest wooden structure still standing in the world and it is registered as the World Cultural Heritage site. there are many valuable arts and objects in this site. You will marvel at its exsitence.

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The West Precinct (called "Saiin-garan") boasts the wooden buildings which are the oldest in the world. They are well kept intact, showing their classical building features of the Asuka period. Additionally just in front of W...

The West Precinct (called "Saiin-garan") boasts the wooden buildings which are the oldest in the world. They are well kept intact, showing their classical building features of the Asuka period.
Additionally just in front of West Precinct, you can see an old camphor tree. It is said that there are many spirits on this tree.

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This is the huge temple complex with lots of Buddhist buildings in the precincts. You will be welcomed by two guardian deitites of Nioh on the both sides of Nandai-mon. They represent the oldest wooden statues of Nioh in Japan. After...

This is the huge temple complex with lots of Buddhist buildings in the precincts. You will be welcomed by two guardian deitites of Nioh on the both sides of Nandai-mon. They represent the oldest wooden statues of Nioh in Japan.

After visiting this temple complex, you would appreciate how the Buddhism served to influence the society in those days.

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