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Yakushiji Temple

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Address: Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
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Beautiful place

It is a perfect place to visit while in Nara. It is perfect to enjoy as a tourist because is very popular with the locals, so you don't feel like it is "one more temple".

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You enter the area through a nice park and its a different type of temple. The location ist very attractive for locals and its not so crowded.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a perfect place to visit while in Nara. It is perfect to enjoy as a tourist because is very popular with the locals, so you don't feel like it is "one more temple".

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most tourists go to the Nara park. If you decide to see more, take a bike, go through the ruines of the imperial palace of Nara and visit this temple in the west. Really worth it and not crowded at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Very unique temple. Unfortunate you're not allowed to take pictures inside. Very popular with the locals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

A nice temple with pagodas Not the most beautiful one from Nara but worth visiting. Take bus 92 and you will get there in 25 minutes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Even though one of pagoda among the twin pagodas is under construction when I visit Yakushiji, this temple still was so beautiful. You can see the decoration reappeared from the Hakuho period via the pedestal. The Budda and Bosatsu statues are also great, which are national treasures!

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Nara, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very near from Nishinokyo station, Kintetsu line. World Heritage Yakushi-ji was founded at about 1,400 years ago. Yakushi-ji has many beautiful statues and buildings. For example, Yakushi-sanzon (national treasure), Seikamzeon-bosatsu (mational treasure) are breathtaking beautiful statues. National treasure building "Tou tou" (east tower) is under disassemble and repair now. Work will finish at 2020. Worth to visit.

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Dalian, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Really enjoyed the whole area. Everything was beautiful to look at. One of the best places we visited in Nara.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this a little more than other sights in Nara simply because there were very few people there ... One pagoda is under restoration however this doesn't detract Fatima visit to see the various buildings and huge Buddhas inside. Almost a Zen like feel despite this being a Buddhist temple. Enjoyed the lotus gardens which were in full bloom. Walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

薬師寺 Yakushiji I wanted to see the Eastern Pagoda, as it is an 8th century original and sole surviving example of such architecture from the Hokuhou-jidai (Late Asuka Period), but it was covered in scaffolding for maintenance : ( so I could only see the modern era recreation of the Western Pagoda, which was still beautiful, though red not black,... More 

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