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Shinyakushiji Temple, Nara

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Visit the site of one of Japan's oldest wooden buildings, Shinyakushiji Temple, founded in 747 AD by Empress Komyo for her ill husband, Emperor Shomu. You'll find yourself in a complex featuring two gates and a hall, which dates back to the 12th or 13th century, as well as Hon-dor, an 8th-century building, which now serves as the main hall of the area. The small structure has white washed walls and a rather slanted roof. Go inside to find a 191.5 cm (75 in) statue of Yakushi Nyori almost filling up the entire room, with his 'twelve heavenly generals' surrounding him. In the past, the generals have featured on the 500 yen stamp. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Nara holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shinyakushiji Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Visit was simply not study much. Each Buddha statue was the guardian of the 12 zodiac signs. 珊 bottom Luo (Sunterra) General the Zodiac's chestnuts were worshippers and candles. Masaya is a 30 yen. (You also change by the way. ) Also figures of the 12 divine generals also sold here, one 3250 yen. For exceptionally from the Nara Park, worshippers of the organizations, there, you can visit the slowly.
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  • At the Temple when the Shin of the 12 divine generals is mind is one of the temples to be washed. I pray and think good temples. Shooting of the 12 divine generals is banned, so please visit us.
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  • This is one of the less visited temples within the Nara Park, chances are that you'll be alone again as it happened to us. Applies to the beautiful sculptures of Buddha, Healer, and the twelve celestial Ministers. Only the main room is original (8th century) everything else was rebuilt. I found a 10-minute walk after the Kasuga Taisha. Open from 9 to 17 600 YEN entrance.
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