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Yakushiji Temple, Nara

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See one of Japan's oldest and most storied Buddhist temples at Yakushiji 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. To visit Yakushiji Temple and other attractions in Nara, use our Nara holiday planner.
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  • I was surprised at a station near the temple and map room. Out at all I take. 1-famous for it's big golden! And sense of openness and. Pass through the wind, blowing in. The feeling and the Inner Temple ago, I got the power
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  • West-from the station on foot large fit the special door in, I visited for the first time. You could wait for the priest is a very long time to wait in the column, very popular and the alignment is responsible for our which seems to be really skillful and peaceful pieces of. Is the environment and mind of very large temple. Sightseeing in Yakushi-ji Temple, Buddhism was not so bright, but the impression has changed a little bit.
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  • You enter the area through a nice park and its a different type of temple. The location ist very attractive for locals and its not so crowded. 
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  • I missed the chance to pray to Medicine Buddha, hope got the chance to go again. Namo Shakyamuni Buddha
  • The Yakushi-ji Temple is split into two parts with a small road in between, such is its size. It is made up of quite a number of buildings including pagodas, halls, and an old learning centre. There is debate about exactly when it was built but it was either in the seventh of eighth century. Only one of the buildings – the East Pagoda – is completely original. The others have been reconstructed after being damaged or destroyed by fire. Yakushi-ji is considered to be one of the most famous imperial temples in the whole country.
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  • Hossō sect national treasure buildings are the Chief Temple Buddha Yakushi-Sanson (living national treasure) was 680, founder Takeshi Emperor way, y. Yon and East Tower and East of Temple Treasures Buddha, and bronze Yakushi Nyorai and both sides statue (Yakushi), bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva, wooden soukei Hachiman God effort Empress 仲津 life seated, holds important cultural buildings and statues and many other West-East Tower and West Tower is showing as the historical presence of sobie立chi to calm in the capital
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  • It is the place to go to watch than hear a lot, actually. Environment precautions and signboard is not printing, pen perhaps smoke from Mexico, will be written in the writing brush, but it is a good hand, but note it is I lost in the beauty of the characters. Beauty lies in detail, that he stick to the Institute would be part of a practice, people usually overlook is the great temple. This temple was new track around the famous Nara, such as scented ink handwritten notices. If you want good opportunity feels hefty admission fee ¥ 1,500, 御布施, Tak to load.
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