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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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  • We had a great experience of this beautiful ancient temple. We happened to visit during the setsubun festival on the 3rd of February. There was a buddhist ceremony, a fire walking ceremony, martial ar...  more »
  • Because it was always stopping, time had visited. Asuka era tiles are in there on the roof. Replica built in the Nara period of the five-story pagoda (national treasure), was the highlight.
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  • If the original temple is located in the community, be part of the world heritage cultural property of Ancient Nara can and see the old drawing is called Turbo gokurakubashi temple as well as a national treasure, but had been reduced considerably. Storehouse in height. and are designated national treasures as "buildings" for 5 m 5 heavy turrets, but old structures have been reproduced inside the craft, not is. You can take in the immediate vicinity.
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