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Shinyakushiji Temple

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Address: 1352 Takabatakecho, Nara 630-8301, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-3736
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A pleasant, but long, walk to an expensive temple

We enjoyed the walk here from Kasuga Taisha, first on a path through a foresty bit of Nara Park, and then through small, mostly residential, streets. We saw a few signs pointing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We enjoyed the walk here from Kasuga Taisha, first on a path through a foresty bit of Nara Park, and then through small, mostly residential, streets. We saw a few signs pointing the way, but we also stopped to ask directions from a group of local painters sketching sakura. Finally when we arrived at the temple we found an exorbitant... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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