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Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara

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See one of Japan's oldest and most storied Buddhist temples at Yakushi-ji Temple, part of the World Heritage Site of historical monuments in ancient Nara. The Yakushi Nyorai, known as the Medicine Buddha, is the main object of veneration, and represents one of the first Buddhist deities to arrive in the country from China. Established in 680 CE, the temple complex has seen destruction by fires throughout the ages, although its original towering pagoda, completed in 730, remains standing--the object of much admiration for its design and artistry. Plan to visit Yakushi-ji Temple during your Nara vacation using our convenient Nara online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Sunday of February was very free and visitors can observe the slow, talk in a sermon a simple word and Vogue Word and also very quickly and never.
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  • I tried doing so doesn't mean you are interested in temples and shrines and temples from the station did not close. The site was fine. It is good to go, so there were a lot of tourists.
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  •  This visit came to the sutras. Shakyo-Dojo is located in temple area Kondo, Xuan Zang sanzo Hospital but not the area. New building, Temple's quiet spacious space. There had been absorbed over 1 hours to skim it. MyNumber is numbered, it was once a Sutra and the "history of sutras <. It to Sutra 3 times and I hope I can book mark list. It's a mood to get admission tickets and information. Holiday Hill hachimangu shrine and the East Tower is under construction, Gen genjyo sanzo Academy was closed, and worship Buddha statues, Buddhist and other. Sutra 3 times during recent years and want to get the book of mark.
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  • Whoa! Big and empty, save for school children and elders. Definitely a place that tourists miss on their way to the tourism centers of Nara. Give this place a look see if you can spare the time, they have an impressive sized Miroku (medicine buddha) image on display.
  • Peace land! Yakushi-ji (薬師寺) is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, that was once one of the Seven Great Temples of Nanto, located in Nara. The temple is the headquarters of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism. Yakushi-ji is one of the sites that are collectively inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the name of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara."[1]
  • Yakushiji Temple was relocated in 718 and has been renovated several times since 1967. Noted on wonder-tips.
  • So peaceful. Don't miss the bonsais around the last hall
  • 10 minutes walk from both Kintetsu Nishi no kyo station and Toshodai ji temple. Large ancient building will make you feel good. You can find some staffs related to Theravada Buddhism. Buddha statue here is very sacred.
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