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Shinyakushiji Temple

1352 Takabatakecho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8301, Japan
+81 742-22-3736
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Ranked #6 of 75 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Cusco, Peru
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

One of my favorites in Nara. Simple, but awesome. Our teen boys thought it was very cool. Tip...see my review about the Kyoto temples & getting 'Autographs' at ea. of the temples.

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Tokyo, Japan
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60 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It's quite a walk from the bus stop (20-30 mins) and there are few signs showing the way - we had to ask some of the locals living in the area, a few times. 600 yen as the entrance fee is a little dear when you compare it to Todaiji and a few of the other main attractions of Nara.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Shin Yakushiji is a small jewel. The Hon-dō, the principal image of Yakushi Nyorai and eleven statues of the Twelve Heavenly Generals have been designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of the government of Japan as National Treasures. What is different here in this small quiet compound is at least two things -- the approachability... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Once you finally arrive here, the site to see is the Big Buddha housed within surrounded by his 12 protector generals. Similar to what you'll see at other museums and temples, if you're in a hurry or don't have much time in Nara, this is one that you can skip.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

the only attraction is the 12 statues surrounding the 2m Buddha statue, if you have time & budget thn can drop in for a visit

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