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Yakushi-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Yakushi-ji Temple

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Yakushi-ji Temple was founded by the Emperor Tenmu in 680 to pray for healing of the Empress. The temple was moved to the current location when the capital of Japan moved to Kyoto. Even though the moat of the buildings in this temple were destroyed by fire and the original one that still exists now is only the 37.9 meters high Three-Storied East pagoda (National treasure), they were reconstructed one after the other. Dai-kodo Hall, the largest hall in the temple was also reconstructed in 2003.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • During Genjosanzoin-Garan is open: 800 yen (General, Adult); 700 yen (Student); 300 yen (Child) *January 1 -5, March 1 - June 15, September 16 - November 25
  • During Genjosanzoin-Garan is closed: 500 yen (General, Adult); 400 yen (Student); 200 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Nishinokyo Station on the Kintetsu Kashihara Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 457, Nishinokyocho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8042

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Ray Lemar @RayLemar2 - 2018-12-15
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/s9nnJpZjUN https://t.co/xsDK59k6X2
Nice Health Items @lauracallejas15 - 2018-12-13
Woody JOE 1/75 Wooden Model Kit Yakushi-Temple East Pagoda Laser Cut Brand New https://t.co/erdyNP33u4
ezra.py @ezra_py - 2018-12-10
Nobody lives his life.
the smoke melted in the sky
the Yakushi Temple
even in the dream floated
wanted to go the next day
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
16. There are also buddhist temples in Izumo! The famous one is Ichibata Yakushi, where the golden buddha/yakushi-n… https://t.co/PE3uZJVmeO
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
16. There are also buddhist temples in Izumo! The famous one is Ichibata Yakushi, where the golden buddha/yakushi-n… https://t.co/PE3uZJVmeO
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
16. There are also buddhist temples in Izumo! The famous one is Ichibata Yakushi, where the golden buddha/yakushi-n… https://t.co/PE3uZJVmeO
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
17. Ichibata Yakushi also has the Hachiman-shisen-butsudo temple (whew again!) which is near the main temple and ho… https://t.co/nJFIACEDcD
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
17. Ichibata Yakushi also has the Hachiman-shisen-butsudo temple (whew again!) which is near the main temple and ho… https://t.co/nJFIACEDcD
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
17. Ichibata Yakushi also has the Hachiman-shisen-butsudo temple (whew again!) which is near the main temple and ho… https://t.co/nJFIACEDcD
Nao @nao_suzuki_907 - 2018-10-08
Yakushi Nyorai at our temple. It is more than 400 years old. Today was Memorial Day of our templs’s foundation. Yak… https://t.co/Tye2Xc9YUW
Steven Pagel @SPagelMassage - 2018-09-14
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/8MeovUPmSF https://t.co/juFowR2dzn
Legend Developers @LegendDevPK - 2018-08-29
Yakushi-Ji Temple in Nara, Japan with its East and West Pagodas is dedicated to Yakushi-Nyorai, the Buddha that was… https://t.co/rdHENXnLdt
Japan In Image @Japan_In_Image - 2018-08-24
Daigo-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Its main devotion is #Yakushi. Daigo, literally… https://t.co/YoG7ljLd7m
Bags for Riches @bags4richeslv - 2018-08-14
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/IKIXpcQQNk https://t.co/UKDqs62Enp
Nat Faery @NatFaery - 2018-08-10
Hand of the seated Yakushi Nyorai, (The Healing Buddha), Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara, 1943. #tummo… https://t.co/8NzdIpAFh8
Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2018-08-02
As soon as Zenko returned to the temple the sutras transformed back into an octopus. The octopus then returned to i… https://t.co/8hrLGCZEay
Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2018-08-02
Eifuku-ji (永福寺-Temple of the Eternal Bliss) is more familiarly known as Tako Yakushi-do (蛸薬師堂). The temple was foun… https://t.co/waQDMP9IwB
🍺 寝瓶 🍺 @Nevin_Thompson - 2018-07-11
I went to this temple, Tada-ji in Obama, to pray for my son when he was first born. He had sepsis, and I prayed to… https://t.co/k4wVGLg8FN
VMS Life, LLC @TheVMSLife - 2018-07-03
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/cBWkNRS1QZ https://t.co/4PUzqZItFe
A Girl’s Sillage @agirlssillage - 2018-06-27
Gochi-san renge-ji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Kyoto next to the Ninna-ji temple.

Outside the temple yo… https://t.co/Tllg30nbYK
Eleni likes to explore @agirlssillage - 2018-06-27
Gochi-san renge-ji temple is a Buddhist temple located in Kyoto next to the Ninna-ji temple.

Outside the temple yo… https://t.co/Tllg30nbYK
Wakappy @po19pipi - 2018-06-23
Generally, Yakushi Nyorai put a medicine crock on the left hand, and form a hand Mudra of 'Semui-inn' putting the r… https://t.co/vPnghusGSn
Wakappy @po19pipi - 2018-06-23
This is the statue of Yakushi Nyorai Buddha enshrined in Shoujiji-temple. In the beginning of Heian period, many st… https://t.co/bAQAnYw5k5
Wakappy @po19pipi - 2018-06-13
This image shows the statue of Yakushi Nyorai Buddha in Byodo-Ji Temple in prefecture of Kyoto, and it wears a disa… https://t.co/8EV9i4JlxP
Mark Heberden @Markheb1 - 2018-05-27
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/dAH4n1YetF https://t.co/3lcwD4rXFv
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2018-04-08
[ARCHIVE] - #Nara - Le Temple Yakushi-ji https://t.co/32mj25Pq2u #voyages
japantrip @japantrip_jp - 2018-03-29
Shin Yakushiji is a temple of Kegonshu sect in Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Principanl image is Yakushi nyorai. It… https://t.co/AalTWImhZ2
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-02-12
Yakushi Hall of Shojoji Temple, Fukushima Prefecture.

Photo by Qwert1234 https://t.co/0vNrtxdVqD
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2018-02-09
[ARCHIVE] - #Nara - Le Temple Yakushi-ji https://t.co/32mj25Pq2u #voyages
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2018-01-28
Tweleve Heavenly Generals Statues encicling Yakushi Buddha, Shin-yakushiji Temple, Nara Prefecture. https://t.co/hIz0siXuOw

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