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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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  • I went with the JR. From the station I was away, a little bit tired. The site is maintained spacious and very clean. Abruptly less than tourists thought probably because of the time of February. There also have been some of the overall observing and relaxing.
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  • Salvation Kannon bosatsu statue in the dream of Japanese autumn Honorable because has been seen by the public. The Interior is dark to see is hard, but I feel the solemn atmosphere. Staff, and also exhibition of treasures held in conjunction.
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  • Walk from Jr Horyu-ji Temple, but quite away. Before entering the grounds of even there were quaint. In the Museum, displays many treasures. It was hard to see because of just the school excursion groups and batting.
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