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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. Plan to visit Yakushiji Temple during your Nara vacation using our convenient Nara online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Kintetsu Nishi-from Kyoto station. Admission fee is 800 yen. However, Xuan Zang Temple sanzo public at would be 1100 yen. Have been founded in the year 680. Reportedly the Emperor tenmu Numata. The pillars of the buildings located within the area and painted red, very beautiful. In the main hall, enshrined by treasure Yakushi (Bhaisajyaguru, bodhisattva sunlight, Moonlight bodhisattva). The only surviving from the original 2 towers stands across the Hall in the East pagoda (national treasure) could not dismantling repair inside to see him. Tastefully is not painted in color during their red buildings were erected in 1285 East of temple (national treasure). Shou-Kannon Bodhisattva statue of Buddha stands in the darkness (living national treasure) sublime feel.
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  • Admission is ¥ 1,100 including Gen genjo sanzo, Garan, the dining room was rebuilt 500 yen is required separately. Buildings are mostly rebuilt, from the past is only the East Tower of the treasure and East of temple, East Tower is unfortunately not seen in the dismantling repair inside. I was lucky because you can see Kondo laksmi woman image is only between 1 and 1-3. Is many people do not go away is a little East of the building as a national treasure in St. kanzeon bosatsu in treasure, what brilliant around the statue so please come.
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  • 1/1-3 old originals women's open to the public. This beauty is not to be missed, a solemn atmosphere in mind is washed in Osho's discourses.
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  • 建於唐代的寺廟,和唐招提寺是同一時代的建築,可以順便一看。
  • 4 Stars only because the older of the two pagodas is completely covered as it undergoing restoration/repairs (yes, the world revolves around me). Yakushiji takes a little more effort to get to, as it is off the main line, but once you're at the nearest train station, it is close. Great place to visit with plenty of historical statues.
  • 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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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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