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Address: 1571 Mii, Ikoma-gun, Ikaruga-cho 636-0101, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 745-75-2686

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法輪寺・三井寺 [斑鳩] Hōrinji / Miidera (Ikaruga)

Hōrinji’s foundation has been archeologically dated to the 7th century at the latest. At which time the temple’s 3-tier pagoda was built. But, regrettably, the pagoda burnt down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Hōrinji’s foundation has been archeologically dated to the 7th century at the latest. At which time the temple’s 3-tier pagoda was built. But, regrettably, the pagoda burnt down completely in just 2 hours after being struck by lightning in 1944. Japan had lost a national treasure. The current pagoda is a reconstruction dating to 1975. The other structures at the... More 

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