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Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara

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See one of Japan's oldest and most storied Buddhist temples at Yakushi-ji Temple, part of the World Heritage Site of historical monuments in ancient Nara. The Yakushi Nyorai, known as the Medicine Buddha, is the main object of veneration, and represents one of the first Buddhist deities to arrive in the country from China. Established in 680 CE, the temple complex has seen destruction by fires throughout the ages, although its original towering pagoda, completed in 730, remains standing--the object of much admiration for its design and artistry. Plan to visit Yakushi-ji Temple during your Nara vacation using our convenient Nara online tour itinerary planner .
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  • It’s just next to Toshodaiji temple, I think 5 minute walk. If you decide to go Toshodaiji temple, you can also consider to visit this temple too. This temple is not small, quite big instead. The 3-Bu...  more »
  • It was my first visit since my school trip. It's been 47 years. At that time, there was an interesting monk of the story, and it remains in the memory. I remember the west tower was just rebuilt and it was shiny. I was called to donate, and I laughed bitterly. It is true that there were more buildings than in the past!! The west tower, which was bright in amber, has become a calm color tone over the years! The east tower that the priest said was more valuable at that time is the final stage of the restoration work, and the scaffolding like Sasuke's final round is being removed. I've already seen him. It is still elegant and beautiful.
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  • beautiful…!Golden Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai is very beautiful...so,I want to go for everyone.
  • Very nice place to visit entry fees applies.
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