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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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  • The Horyuji is a little out of hand in Nara. Far from main attractions. The complex of the temple is quite large and has several other subtemples, but unless the fact of owning one of the oldest wooden structures on the planet, there is no other main attraction there. Go if you have time.
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  • Visit the elderly mother of hope. We have our volunteer guides who very gently touching the harder up and down stairs, walk late mother, each carefully explained so us quality time to spend. Lovely bumping so well Yep, come many students on a school trip. Is wow that covers a large area which he prepared in such a beautiful and impressed. I thought that from this wont leave to the next generation of our cultural assets.
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  • Tsutsui station on Kintetsu Line travels by train from the station on Kintetsu Kashihara-Jingu Shrine NARA bus from the tube station and got off at Horyu-ji-Mae. Helpful free of charge, the information center in front of me, and using the free volunteer service. Travel with Germany who had guided tours in English of the volunteers I said good. Entered from the South Gate of the walk around the Cathedral (Kondo, great in hospital, kudara Kannon Hall, Auditorium, dream Palace, etc), and then visited the chugu-ji Temple, which finished their schedules. Kudara Kannon childhood studied in textbooks, the beetle was the shrine, audience, Budda statue, moved. I thought it's expensive entry fees total 2000 yen, was lamenting even volunteers, but this time spent watching. Understand the purpose of the protection of cultural properties, but especially in foreign or a pensioner Kitui is.
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