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Gangoji Temple, Nara
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Take a look at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gangoji 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 see Gangoji Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Nara trip itinerary planner.
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  • Which drinks the flow of Japan's oldest temple in Asuka-Dera Temple is Buddha, not building itself is a national treasure, so Buddha image looking for people who visit means little.
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  • Naramachi district in addition to the traditional houses are worth a visit to this temple which is quite overlooked by tourists, by the Museum of Naramachi. Has one of the most beautiful Japanese Gardens of Nara, otherwise nothing special. Still, it was submitted, along with other temples of Nara in the UNESCO list. Open every day from 9 to 17 with admission 500 YEN.
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  • If the town is a Buddhist temple located in the area. Asuka-DERA is moved along with the heijo-Kyo capital in its predecessor. Maintained in a quiet neighborhood and is easy to walk. The oldest in Japan of clay colours from the Asuka period to the roof of Heaven Temple and topsy-turvy.
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