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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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  • For the first time I went, there was spectacular. Staring at, I want to be very powerful. Hungry little time to go by bus, so it is recommended.
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  • the Medicine Buddha is protected by 12 wild-looking guards in the great Hall. Unfortunately may in the Hall not be photographed. in one corner a monk stands an ornate calligraphy in your stamp book. a place of power!
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  •  It's familiar 12 divine generals in art textbooks, etc.. You could finally worship. I went to 3/12. From Kintetsu NARA STA. "cycle city" or "Takahata-Cho" bus ride wariishi-Cho (end Insulators) in off. Thought some ride time is not enough. About 15 minutes ' walk from the bus stop. Located on a quiet residential street.  If you walk while enjoying the idyllic houses of suffering. Takes no time over the environment because the temple was not large. But in the main hall is different. Cutting fold very famous and a Luo Gen. 12 divine generals standing around Buddha Yakushi Nyorai, is protected. First of all around the island and each one after worshiped family health was good luck to Yakushi-Nyorai. The 12 divine generals each zodiac charm turned so to shew your Zodiac General candles and prayed. I imagine the big picture, but a little small adult as tall. But coupled with how images are proportioned body and sharp eyesight, an overwhelming presence. In the "view from the top" exactly "towering rage" generals and generals wearing a piercing all have stare. I feel that startled all hide. Yakushi Buddha's best escorts?  That powerful statue is twelve body so, in addition to the main temple in the air was different outside air. Each face is different, "Oh, who face a!" and I think there still is of, and you can also visit the Zodiac's General, and you can also enjoy such a view, and your face reminds me. It is a temple to stay longer, to pray and.  Spend more time next time I want to visit. Figures of the 12 divine generals and postcards are sold. Asked what your Zodiac is?.
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