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Yakushiji Temple

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Address: Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 742-33-6001
08:30 - 17:00
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Nice temple with pagodas

A nice temple with pagodas Not the most beautiful one from Nara but worth visiting. Take bus 92 and you will get there in 25 minutes

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Jan-Paul D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very unique temple. Unfortunate you're not allowed to take pictures inside. Very popular with the locals.

Thank Trinora P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A nice temple with pagodas Not the most beautiful one from Nara but worth visiting. Take bus 92 and you will get there in 25 minutes

Thank Jan-Paul D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Even though one of pagoda among the twin pagodas is under construction when I visit Yakushiji, this temple still was so beautiful. You can see the decoration reappeared from the Hakuho period via the pedestal. The Budda and Bosatsu statues are also great, which are national treasures!

Thank PH J
Nara, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very near from Nishinokyo station, Kintetsu line. World Heritage Yakushi-ji was founded at about 1,400 years ago. Yakushi-ji has many beautiful statues and buildings. For example, Yakushi-sanzon (national treasure), Seikamzeon-bosatsu (mational treasure) are breathtaking beautiful statues. National treasure building "Tou tou" (east tower) is under disassemble and repair now. Work will finish at 2020. Worth to visit.

Thank Pacchiriko
Dalian, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really enjoyed the whole area. Everything was beautiful to look at. One of the best places we visited in Nara.

Thank A P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this a little more than other sights in Nara simply because there were very few people there ... One pagoda is under restoration however this doesn't detract Fatima visit to see the various buildings and huge Buddhas inside. Almost a Zen like feel despite this being a Buddhist temple. Enjoyed the lotus gardens which were in full bloom. Walk... More 

Thank Mark P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

薬師寺 Yakushiji I wanted to see the Eastern Pagoda, as it is an 8th century original and sole surviving example of such architecture from the Hokuhou-jidai (Late Asuka Period), but it was covered in scaffolding for maintenance : ( so I could only see the modern era recreation of the Western Pagoda, which was still beautiful, though red not black,... More 

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Manresa, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The giant Buddha contained within this temple makes you feel very small when you walk around. The grandeur of the temple and the statue impress you

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Yukushiji Temple was constructed more than 1300 years ago. One of the most attractive pagodas are three-story twin towers of which the eastern tower is now under repairning. They have many beautiful buddha statues, some of them are nominated as National treasure by Japanese government. As around 45 minute-journey from KYOTO, let's go there. Worth visiting, the site is really... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I am sure there's a lot of history to this temple but his temple is not nearly as impressive compared to Todai-ji. It's about 30 mins from the city center. The entrance fee of 800 yen was way too much for what's there to see. I guess if I were a Buddhist, I might enjoy this temple more. If you... More 

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