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Yakushi-ji Temple

457 Nishinokyocho, Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-6001
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Worth the extra effort away from Nara Park area

This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Brown_Samantha
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Washington
Best temple to start with in Nara

I followed the advice in Alan Booth's 'Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan' and found it sound. You... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Goodtouristfood
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England
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457 Nishinokyocho, Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady at the Tourist Center told us how to take the bus to get here. It took a little bit of time; if you're tight on time, the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I followed the advice in Alan Booth's 'Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan' and found it sound. You can then walk to Toshodaiji temple. Both temples are quiet and peaceful unlike the more famous Todaiji temple where one is assaulted by the crowds and too many...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

things to view are seperated in east, south, north and west. but still management as the places around is not that big. there is a huge renovation works going on. pls check the time table before you go

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I am not sure why we stopped here as the East Pagoda was covered with scaffolding and will be until sometime next year. The West one was beautiful, and the grounds are nice enough. But there are better places to spend your time.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Its East Tower is the three-story pagoda (looks more like a six-story pagoda) and has been preserved since the temple was built in the 7th century. (I'm sorry that this tower is being renovated now, and cannot see it) In the Main Hall, you can...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Surrounded by a park with the most friendly roaming deers you will find anywhere. You are encouraged to feed them rice cakes at 150 yen a pack !! But great fun. The temple is awe inspiring and with the various iconic buddhas A walk up...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

this was a huge temple set in a park area, with plenty of area and plenty of people walking around - take the time to see it thoroughly

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A nice day trip from Nara is a visit to Horyu-ji, Yakushi-ji and Toshodai-ji. Take the train to JR Horyuji then take the bus to Yakushiji, walk north to Toshodaiji then take the bus back to Nara. One of the pagodas is currently behind scaffolding...More

1  Thank GVancouver
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Spectacular east pagoda from original building. Multiple buildings with heritage Buddha sculptures. Easy to get to via Kintetsu train at the Nishinokyo stop, about 20 minutes with 1 train change; see Nara tourist map.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Definitely a very interesting temple visit. Historically, many interesting cultural/religious pieces! A Very Beautiful temple especially with its Pagodas. Ask for direction instructions at the Nara train station travel bureau just outside the train station; getting there by bus is very easy. Make sure you...More

1  Thank Tyler A
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