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Yakushiji Temple

Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-6001
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Surrounded by a park with the most friendly roaming deers you will find anywhere. You are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barrington S
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Amazing temple

this was a huge temple set in a park area, with plenty of area and plenty of people walking around... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
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Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-6001

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Barrington S
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

Thank tallowbeach
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

Thank GVancouver
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.

Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
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

Thank Tyler A
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I recommend missing out this place as its a long way from the other sights of Nara, expensive and not very good. The temple was burnt down apart from one pagoda and that one pagoda is covered in scaffolding. You are not allowed to take...More

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 greatest causes of dis-ease is separation and the Temple and the...More

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had an opportunity to visit the Yakushiji Temple on behalf of the Kakehashi Project sponsored by (JICE). This was an awesome temple to visit to experience and learn about Japanese history, region, and culture. The tour was amazing. Great place to visit in Nara.

Thank Chris_Hopkins10
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Don't be in rush. Enjoy and learn the details of this wonder. You'll thank me later. If you get a chance to enter the museum, do so. The tickets are cheap and the views are priceless. Don't leave Japan before you the entire Yakushiji Temple....More

1  Thank tantawi28
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A visit to Nara should be on everyone's list. Yakushiji Temple was a great place to see. If you find your self in Japan, you should check it out

1  Thank Mina R
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