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Gango-ji Temple, Nara

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Take a look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gango-ji Temple, a once-sprawling complex of buildings with a main temple that stands out as one of the oldest in the country. Observe its picturesque structure, and notably the tile roofing called "gyokibuki," one of the oldest known examples of the technique of partially overwrapping tapered roof tiles. Generally a peaceful place to visit, the temple is somewhat overshadowed by larger counterparts in the region, making it a good spot to escape the crowds and conpemplate the rich history. Plan to visit Gango-ji Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nara attractions using our Nara trip planner.
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  •  If once the area of the town area of this temple were all so, but now the quietly certain feels. Thought is worth watching because it came there after trying it more than I thought. There are many valuable things well preserved documents, Buddhist statues and carefully try time slipped quickly. I think autumn special exhibition institution in Kyoto 600 Yen if so many can't.  That building looks more generous exhibition content. That unfortunately is not most barrier-free. Take off your shoes up, are all moved to the second floor in the stairs. Toilet, a small number of outside. We recommend the visit in advance easy to take off shoes.
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  • This temple has historically Japan history, ancient political history, value and cultural heritage such as gokuraku Temple and Shotoku Taishi statue, 5 heavy turrets is embodied it, heck. Also, put the Research Institute for cultural properties, was successful by organizing storage of materials and restoration activities, come to it I want to focus.
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  • It is possible to look "marks a substantial effort (for maintenance) and folks say this temple is Temple. Going to the temple? Or so say the maintenance of the website and the information published on the Internet have been made. However, rates include dressing, usually 500 yen, the meeting was special exhibition ¥ 600. Elementary school fee (¥ 100 is), reverse to clear the likable. Because you're not a charity worthy of public consideration and good if collected. Instead like the Temple of the most wildly and shooting ban is not for that. I pay for.... Here national treasure 3, 5 small pagoda, the temple is. It was a temple also compound sentences are a cultural archive like.
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  • Coming Aug.16 to25, Naramachi-area will hold a Bon Holidays promenade fair! For the first time You can enjoy shopping around Naramachi in the mystic ambience of evening illumination! You can buy coupons for more rewarding discounts of foods and goods.
  • Compared to other temples and shrines in Nara, Gongo-ji is relatively smaller and quieter, but it's still good to drop by here by walking through the streets to have that Japanese immersion.
  • Well.. I didn't quite get to visit the temple itself but there is a good sake/drink bar opposite (next to the teppanyaki restaurant)) oft that can offer you a tasting of sake qualities.
  • A peaceful temple, simple, sober. Some English informations, lavatories, little museum...
  • Surrounded by large grounds make it stand out.

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