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Chugu-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Chugu-ji Temple


It is said that Chugu-ji Temple once used to be an imperial palace where Prince Shotoku Taishi's mother lived. The temple has been a convent since its establishment. The temple is noted for its Nyoirin Kannon Goddess, a wooden Buddhist image of the 7th century, and Tenjukoku Shucho, an embroidered textile which describes the afterworld with Prince Shotoku Taishi. Both of them are designated as national treasures.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 – 16:00 (October – March 20)
  • 9:00 – 16:30 (March 21 – September)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 400 yen (Junior high student)
  • 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 4 minutes from JR Horyuji Station by NC Bus bound for Horyuji-monzen. Get off at Chuguji-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1-2, Horyuji Kita, Ikaruga-cho Ikoma-gun, Nara, 636-0111


Tkei-Messi @tkei_messi - 2016-07-17
The principal image of Chugu-ji Temple, next to Horyu-ji Temple https://t.co/bSPfO2PfOv https://t.co/T2BvYHxzh1
EJ Flores; @ejaaay_flores - 2015-05-29
Korea would have something called the chugu temple
Tea Talk @TeaTalkBe - 2015-04-18
Last week's 'Yamabuki Chakai' tea ceremony at the Chugu-ji temple in Nara was great. Read all about it here: http://t.co/HGdxcLrfkR


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