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Horyu-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Horyu-ji Temple

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Horyu-ji Temple was founded by the Emperor Suiko and Prince Shotoku Taishi in 607, taking over the Emperor Yomei's will. The temple was once burnt down in 670 and the current buildings are said to have been reconstructed in the early 8th century. Unlike other temples, the buildings of Horyu-ji weren't damaged by fire or earthquake since then, so Horyu-ji is regarded as the oldest existing Buddhist temple in Japan.
Horyu-ji comprises about fifty buildings and some of them have been ascertained as the oldest wooden structures extant in the world. The most noteworthy of the temple's buildings are the Nandai-mon Gate (South Great Gate), the Kondo Main Hall, the Shoryo-in Hall(Sacred Spirit Hall), the Five-Storied Pagoda, the Daikodo Hall (Lecture Hall) and the Yumedono Hall (Hall of Dreams), a beautiful octagonal structure built in 739. All these buildings are registered as national treasures. The temple was also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00 (February 22 - November 3)
  • 8:00 - 16:30 (November 4 - February 21)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 1,000 yen (General, Adult)
  • 500 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes walk from JR Horyu-ji Station
  • 5 minutes from JR Horyu-ji Station by NC Bus bound for Horyuji-monnmae. Get off at Horyuji-monnmae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1, Horyuji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho Ikoma-gun, Nara, 636-0115

TweetsTweets

Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-11-29
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1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-11-28
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-10-30
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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-10-30
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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-10-29
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-10-22
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-10-20
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-09-20
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-09-05
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-09-03
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-08-03
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-05-10
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-05-04
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-04-01
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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-04-01
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-02-25
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-02-21
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-02-05
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-01-31
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-01-07
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-01-04
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2018-01-02
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2017-12-18
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2017-10-18
World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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Chandrapida @Chandrapida1 - 2017-09-20
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HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2017-09-20
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World Heritage, temple of Horyu.
Most oldest to use wood in the world!
1400 years ago!

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