Horyu-ji Temple, Ikaruga-cho

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See one of the area's seven great temples, the UNESCO-protected Horyu-ji Temple. Founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, one of the early promoters of Buddhism in Japan, the temple represents one of the oldest surviving places of worship in the country, and contains some of the oldest standing wooden structures in the world. The spacious temple grounds have been separated into two main precincts, with the western section home to most of the historic features, including a five-story pagoda, a main hall, and a central gate flanked by statues of Kongo Rikishi. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ikaruga-cho holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Horyu-ji Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is the central building of Horyuji Toin, which was built in 739 by Gyoshin Monk's Capital in honor of Prince Shotoku. With salvation Kannon as its main image, the statue of Gyoshin and Michiso, who was instrumental in the founding and revival of the Toin Temple, is enshrined. The temple is called the octagonal endo with an octagonal plane, and many octagon sand halls are concentrated in Nara in addition to Yumeden. In the spring autumn, you can see the lion of the salvation Kannon of Yumeden Honson, the secret Buddha.
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  • I went there on New Year's Eve, and I wonder what will happen because the place of the Great Buddha was crowded with tourists. I thought it was❗️ ❗️ wonderfully empty, but it didn't go as far as the loan, but it was more than enough. The next time I come to Horyuji, I'm going to aim for New Year's Eve again.
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  • Impressive temple, the oldest wooden building in the world. We had a volunteer free English guide who explained to us in great detail the peculiarities of the place. Our entrance also included the visit to the museum and other buildings. It is much quieter than the temples in Nara park, and it just 30 minutes by local train from Nara (JR lines)
  • If you ever get a chance to go to Nara, drop by Horyuji, its one stop after Oji station from Osaka to Nara. Take the bus to one of the oldest temples in Japan. This simple but ancient temple is simply sublime. Not a lot of tourists go, so its quite easy to enjoy and soak in the history.
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