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Address: 1-1-2 Horyuji Kita, Ikoma-gun, Ikaruga-cho 636-0111, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 745-75-2106
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Home of one of the simplest but most special Miroku Bosatsu.

Situated just to the east of Hōryū-ji, the main event at Chūgū-ji is one of the smallest, simplest and unassuming yet quietly beautiful buddha/bodisattva images in whole of Japan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The 2 of us are still figuring out why we paid JPY500 to enter such a small place! So Nara is a place where all attractions have at least 10 awe-evoking places. This temple has none. Can miss for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Situated just to the east of Hōryū-ji, the main event at Chūgū-ji is one of the smallest, simplest and unassuming yet quietly beautiful buddha/bodisattva images in whole of Japan (Miroku Bosatsu == Sanskrit: Maitreya). It's a dark, moody camphor wood image of the Asuka period. The setting is also simple and beautiful. I've been there in sun and rain -... More 

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