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Yakushiji Temple

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Address: , Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
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Good Temple - Nothing special here once you have seen the Kyoto tyemples

Do come by this temple when you are in Nara - however there is nothing special that you would not have seen in Kyoto. Easy to reach using the city buses and the JR train.The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

behind the Buddha sculpture in the main hall, you can see a footprint (legendarily) made by Buddha himself. when we visited, most of the architecture seemed to be under reconsturction or had been newly painted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Do come by this temple when you are in Nara - however there is nothing special that you would not have seen in Kyoto. Easy to reach using the city buses and the JR train.The station is just a minute's walk from the temple.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My last stop of the day was the Yakushiji Temple, and I’ll be honest, this is where I messed up. Not only is the temple far away from the city centre, it was also under construction. To get to the temple you have to get on a local (non-tourist) bus, and I ended up waiting an hour (not kidding) for... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After visiting Horyuji, you can take a bus to Toshodaiji and after visiting there walk to Yakushiji. It is a pleasant walk through a residential area. The main attraction at Yakushiji and the only original building, is the lovely East Pagoda. It looks as if it has 6 stories, but in fact there are only 3 - a building technique... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is one of the world heritage, and this temple has lots of great and interesting Buddhas. My recommendation is the statue of Amida Nyorai.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

If you visit Toshodai-ji, which you definitely should, it makes sense to take a brief walk S along the picturesque National Road to Yakushiji Temple as well. I much preferred Toshodai, but you might prefer this one. If you bring children, they probably would. I would rate it 4 stars to Toshodai's 5, but I definitely am making this one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

One of Nara's world heritage temples in a sparse flat plain about 4km west of the town centre. One of the best ways to visit here is to start at furthermost Horyuji Temple, and then get a 52, 97 or 98 bus which will bring you to the car park infront of Yakushiji Temple. The unique feature of this temple... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Yakushiji temple is a World Heritage site. This temple was built over 1300 yrs ago. Please keep at the least 1 hour for this place. You have to walk a bit to cover this place. This place is easily accessible by Metro so easy to reach there. You can cover this place if you have allotted 1 day for the... More 

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Ubud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Yakushiji Temple is one of the oldest wooden temples in Japan having been rebuilt after fires and recently fully restored in the 1970s. When you visit it you will understand why it is understandably a World Heritage site. I lead several tours to Japan and Yakushiji was always on the top of my list of places to take groups whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Yakushiji temple was built more than 1,300 years ago,is declared a World Heritage site. One of oldest temple in existence,has very big grounds. There is many world treasures,especially,Yakushi-Nyorai,Gakkou-bosatu,Nikkou-bosatu in Kon-dou.and,Shou kannnon bosatu in Touin-dou And if you are interested in writing Kyou in Chinese letter with brush You can try Shakyo. It cost about 2000yen-2500yen. Yakushiji temple is older than... More 

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