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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Yamatokoriyama

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Historical Places in Yamatokoriyama

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    Horyu-ji Temple , Ikaruga-cho
    See one of the area's seven great temples, the UNESCO-protected Horyu-ji Temple. Founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, one of the early promot
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    Hase-dera Temple , Sakurai
    Inspect the 11-headed, gilded wooden statue of the goddess Kannon at Hase-dera Temple. One of the largest in Japan, and reputedly carved in 7
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    Omiwa Shrine , Sakurai
    Explore one of the oldest Shinto shrines in the land, Omiwa Shrine--notable for its lack of sacred images or objects, it honors the mountain
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    Ishibutai Tomb , Asuka-mura
    Behold the megalithic, ancient grave site of Ishibutai Tomb, believed to date back to the Asuka period (592-710 CE), and the burial site of S
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    Kashihara Jingu , Kashihara
    Set in a well-preserved forest sanctuary at the foot of Mount Unebi, Kashihara Jingu represents the place where the first Japanese emperor as
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