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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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  • 逛完唐昭提寺後往藥師寺前進,相較唐昭提寺的古樸,藥師寺倒是顯得華麗許多,雖然寺廟內尚在整修東塔,但無損寺廟本身的壯觀,廟堂中的迦藍尊者也是黑得發亮,可知此處的香火鼎盛。大講堂更聽聞住持正在跟見學的學生講道,傳承才是宗教能代代相傳的方法,謙遜包容他人,世界會更美好的吧!此處的民信片更做成蓮瓣,相當精緻。  more »
  • If you are familiar with the artist Kitaro, this is the location of his Daylight, Moonlight two CD set. The temple invokes a healing and assists you integrating your multiple aspects. One of the great...  more »
  • West, away from the station. East Tower has been erected from repair (130 years) for the first time, otherwise it'll take up to 0/2020. In the main hall of this from the time the flower ceremony 3.25 31. Kioi-3... Could not go to see unfortunately rain 31 did not do even in the rain. Also, clear of Butler and had fun preaching. It is to recover the reconstruction money gathered by sutras, Temple tombs, Danka No. There was a line in the people who passed through the front of the temple the next morning to the sutras.
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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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