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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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  • If is a temple in the town. Previously per Sarusawa pond seems to be a very big temple was now much less has is. Even though in its own way is great. When I visited is near the end of visiting hours. We recommend began preparing watched closely is the people in charge of cleaning and lock, close steadily. Chased it as visited on a whirlwind tour. It was indescribably restless visits.
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  • Boasts, never was perfect, calm. If you're blending into the community in a great atmosphere.
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  • It is a 2 second visit. Foreigners were surprised at how much. Garden clean bloom rindou, Anemone, and fall flowers. You can close, such as mandala, see world heritage is a national treasure, but put directly in the paradise Chapel. It was a temple and place of prayer is in the Chair and cushion and settle, even when you want to be. Asks the priest at the Institute and taught me things.
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