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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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Most beautiful sculpture you have ever seen

This temple is a little far from Nara proper (in fact it is inside the Horyu-ji temple complex), however it is a must! The Miroku Bosatsu sculpture is the most beautiful thing I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This temple is a little far from Nara proper (in fact it is inside the Horyu-ji temple complex), however it is a must! The Miroku Bosatsu sculpture is the most beautiful thing I have seen in Japan. Other good thing is that a bit less touristy, but still can be flooded (even on Sunday) by Japanese school kids and pensioners.

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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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