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Shinyakushiji Temple, Nara
(4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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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  • The forest walk from Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Very small, excuse me, but a sober atmosphere. But just by looking at this view, enter at the gate and sleep. If you stamp on the microphones can be written during that visit the Yakushi Nyorai settling statue, statue of the 12 divine generals immediately placed the temple at in the main hall. Depending on which General of my birth year as national treasure was.
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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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