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The antiquity of this place boggled my mind. I has easily a 1000 years on most of the historical sites in Japan, placing most cultural assets in Asuka at 1600 year sold. The temple has been rebuilt, so it doesn't have the 'ruin' one would...More
Asuka Temple was included in our coach trip from
Nara, otherwise, we would probably never have
heard of it.
Site of the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, founded
at the end of the 6th Century, it houses the oldest
bronze statue of Buddha, created at...More
This is the oldest temple in Japan, the start of Japanese Buddhism and the beginning of the art of Buddha statue construction in Japan by Japanese artists. It was constructed more than 1400 years ago and has endured fires, earthquakes, typhoons and many other tests...More
It was a hot day when we visited where many young girls gathered and heared from the temple chap.he explained how old the statue was which retrospect over 1400 years ago.the garden was small,surrounded by rice paddies.asuka is nicer than kyoto.