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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  • September 29, 2017
    Hear that from people who look at some Temple in Nara, around the temple to its greatest impact was. I stop to breathe the tension surrounded the 12 divine generals Yakushi Nyorai Temple. Location is a bit away from the main streets, fewer tourists and staff.
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  • September 20, 2017
    12 God generals standing guard around the shrine peacefully and enters the temple is small compared to Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, Yakushi Nyorai is powerful. Shows different integral unity face furious statue and statue of eyes bigger facing mouth in a straight line close expressing your anger. I just marvel at the greatness of the Tempyo era sculptor technology only. Was God Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara Park, from the Kasuga Grand shrine via Shiga Naoya's old House, walking is about 15 minutes.
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  • August 29, 2017
    What was originally a more massive Temple was in the shape of the current one. It surrounds the Yakushi Nyorai settling statue is located in Hall 12 divine generals. Reproduction of this great Buddha image was colored CG programs have aired, so look here.
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