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. Add Shinyakushiji Temple and other attractions to your Nara trip itinerary using our Nara trip itinerary builder site .
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  • It is 12 divine generals. It is above all enjoyment of imagining the color images made at that time to visit are discolored now, but. Yakushi Nyorai surround around the stands I simply can.
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  • 24 to visit by car. Roads are narrow and nervous. Here is of the 12 divine generals famous Buddha Yakushi's might. My own from old 12 divine generals here just to meet want to desire, last location. General who was living in, and after I saw your face in a dimly lit Hall has been involuntarily hot surge of tears. Dark is hard to watch for the Save. It is from this far you want it left.
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  • The principal object of worship is Yakushi's wide-eyed 12 divine generals of national treasures is famous. Very clearly arranged. This was my first time to see the big 12 divine generals.
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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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