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Asuka-dera Temple Old Site

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Address: Asuka, Takaichi-gun, Asuka-mura 634-0103, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 744-54-2126

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Asuka Temple, the oldest in Japan

This is the oldest temple in Japan, the start of Japanese Buddhism and the beginning of the art of Buddha statue construction in Japan by Japanese artists. It was constructed more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Nara, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

While historically significant...as it claims to be Japan's first Buddhist temple....but other than the bronze Buddha housed inside, just an ordinary temple

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the oldest temple in Japan, the start of Japanese Buddhism and the beginning of the art of Buddha statue construction in Japan by Japanese artists. It was constructed more than 1400 years ago and has endured fires, earthquakes, typhoons and many other tests that time creates. The temple is small and doesn't require a great deal of time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was a hot day when we visited where many young girls gathered and heared from the temple chap.he explained how old the statue was which retrospect over 1400 years ago.the garden was small,surrounded by rice paddies.asuka is nicer than kyoto.

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