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Horyuji Temple, Ikaruga-cho

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See one of the area's seven great temples, the UNESCO-protected Horyuji Temple. Founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, one of the early promoters of Buddhism in Japan, the temple represents one of the oldest surviving places of worship in the country, and contains some of the oldest standing wooden structures in the world. The spacious temple grounds have been separated into two main precincts, with the western section home to most of the historic features, including a five-story pagoda, a main hall, and a central gate flanked by statues of Kongo Rikishi. Use our Ikaruga-cho trip itinerary maker to add Horyuji Temple and other attractions to your Ikaruga-cho vacation plans.
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  • 非常安靜的寺廟 ,遊客不多 ,可以細細觀賞日本寺廟傳統建築 ,比起奈良京都那些人滿為患的名寺 ,這裡可以慢慢不受打擾的欣賞 ,也是拍照的好地方 ,建議至少要停留1.5小時以上。可乘坐97號奈良巴士到達 ,但班次不多 ,最好在兩點前到達 ,才能好好欣賞 ,或注意其他的巴士路線 ,再換乘近鐵或JR  more »
  • Took the early ride from Nara and managed to be there as the place opened. So bonus for me no crowds! If you are like me it is possible to do in about an hour. Granted I was nearly alone with no crowd...  more »
  • Rent a bicycle in front of the station, visited the Horyu-ji Temple. Same textbook what buildings, five-storied pagoda and Kondo, dream Palace, Auditorium etc great, only you could see was the tamamushi shrine, mural and statue of Shaka triad. While it grew fascinated by and beautifully rare get kudara Kannon statue. Horyu-ji Temple has a lot of big cherry tree, was considerably swollen bud. I felt I wanted to visit the cherry blossoms in full bloom in.
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