We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yakushi-ji Temple

457 Nishinokyocho, Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-6001
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Include This Temple in Your Nara Tour

Yakushiji was constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
inger_ted
,
Richmond, Canada
Huge structure

The night and day view is different . During the night , there are a lot of lanterns lighted up... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
GregoryTan_SG
,
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Read all 402 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“east tower” (2 reviews)
“three story” (2 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
457 Nishinokyocho, Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 742-33-6001
Write a ReviewReviews (402)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"world heritage"
in 4 reviews
"east tower"
in 2 reviews
"three story"
in 2 reviews
"kintetsu railway"
in 2 reviews
"main hall"
in 4 reviews
"original building"
in 2 reviews
"under renovation"
in 2 reviews
"nara park"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"scaffolding"
in 5 reviews
"century"
in 5 reviews
"headquarters"
in 2 reviews
"project"
in 2 reviews
"sponsored"
in 2 reviews
"temple"
in 31 reviews
"paintings"
in 2 reviews
"prefecture"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed June 7, 2018

Yakushiji was constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor's sick wife. The temple is the headquarters of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism & is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric...More

Thank inger_ted
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

The night and day view is different . During the night , there are a lot of lanterns lighted up creating a sense of warm atmosphere. Do bring your camera to take lotsa of picture there . There are some local food selling at the...More

Thank GregoryTan_SG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady at the Tourist Center told us how to take the bus to get here. It took a little bit of time; if you're tight on time, the...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2018

I followed the advice in Alan Booth's 'Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan' and found it sound. You can then walk to Toshodaiji temple. Both temples are quiet and peaceful unlike the more famous Todaiji temple where one is assaulted by the crowds and too many...More

Thank Goodtouristfood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 7, 2018

things to view are seperated in east, south, north and west. but still management as the places around is not that big. there is a huge renovation works going on. pls check the time table before you go

Thank Maggie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

I am not sure why we stopped here as the East Pagoda was covered with scaffolding and will be until sometime next year. The West one was beautiful, and the grounds are nice enough. But there are better places to spend your time.

1  Thank travellerfromatown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Its East Tower is the three-story pagoda (looks more like a six-story pagoda) and has been preserved since the temple was built in the 7th century. (I'm sorry that this tower is being renovated now, and cannot see it) In the Main Hall, you can...More

Thank SaoShio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Surrounded by a park with the most friendly roaming deers you will find anywhere. You are encouraged to feed them rice cakes at 150 yen a pack !! But great fun. The temple is awe inspiring and with the various iconic buddhas A walk up...More

1  Thank Barrington S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 24, 2017

this was a huge temple set in a park area, with plenty of area and plenty of people walking around - take the time to see it thoroughly

Thank tallowbeach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 9, 2017

A nice day trip from Nara is a visit to Horyu-ji, Yakushi-ji and Toshodai-ji. Take the train to JR Horyuji then take the bus to Yakushiji, walk north to Toshodaiji then take the bus back to Nara. One of the pagodas is currently behind scaffolding...More

1  Thank GVancouver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 65 hotels in Nara
Ryokan Ogawa
3 reviews
1.27 miles away
Hotel Asyl Nara Annex
54 reviews
1.34 miles away
Nara Park Hotel
39 reviews
1.37 miles away
Nara Royal Hotel
174 reviews
1.78 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Code Re:Como
.10 miles away
Yottoko
.11 miles away
Suien
1 review
.12 miles away
Ichihashi
1 review
.12 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Koriyama Castle
83 reviews
1.14 miles away
Toshodaiji Temple
524 reviews
.59 miles away
Yanagisawa Library
10 reviews
1.19 miles away
Hakomotokan Konya
8 reviews
1.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yakushi-ji Temple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit