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Horin-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Horin-ji Temple


Horin-ji Temple is an ancient temple founded in 622 by Prince Yamashiro, a Shotoku Taishi's son, to pray for his father's recovery from illness. The temple is also called Mii-dera from its place name. The main object of worship in the Kodo (Lecture Hall) is a seated wooden image of Yakushi-Nyorai.
Its Three-Storied Pagoda was reconstructed in 1975 after the original one was burnt down by a thunder in 1944. The pagoda is admired its beauty as one of "Ikaruga's Three Pagodas", along with that in Horyu-ji Temple and Hoki-ji Temple.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 – 17:00 (March – November)
  • 8:00 – 16:30 (December – February)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 400 yen (Student)
  • 200 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, then walk 20 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1570, Mii, Ikaruga-cho Ikoma-gun, Nara, 636-0101


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