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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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  • Is pretty big and splendid Temple had imagined so that named the Yakushi-ji Temple, and Temple of the small, Spartan feel is in a residential area was conducted. However, Yakushi Nyorai settling statue of the Buddha, is displayed in the 12 divine generals statue of was great. I think it is worth a visit to see this.
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  • Just a little away from the city centre, was the silence of the ancient capital NARA. Houses organization's road sightseeing bus is not so, you can see slowly.
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  • Was said to go from beautiful Buddha image is too dark, couldn't see the Buddha only vaguely. It is the same description. I struggled to read.
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