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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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hennabespokeweddings @hennabespokewed - 2019-10-07
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/4uzUcIR4bX https://t.co/hjM2bjesxi
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2019-10-02
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Travis Seifman @toranosukev - 2019-09-14
@lisaki818 Ah, sorry. Should have posted the sign sooner. It's a tendai temple, and apparently the five images are… https://t.co/ANlOhd1vbT
Ruby3rmk @Ruby56541411 - 2019-08-22
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/4iCSx55s2G https://t.co/hjiPDna4NU
Danny Austin @dannyaustinpics - 2019-08-02
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/WTOaQqBPm8 https://t.co/YRdjAWmueQ
Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2019-07-31
The temple was founded in 1181 by a wealthy man named Hayashi Shu (林秀) who shaved his head & undertook monthly pilg… https://t.co/ZHp7F1zNWh
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2019-07-16
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Bed&Stay @BedandStay - 2019-06-05
Arai Yakushi Temple is another beautiful temple very close to Nogata. Only 2 minutes away by train. Here you can ge… https://t.co/tpu5rz46XJ
WabisabyTokyo @WabisabyTokyo - 2019-06-05
Arai Yakushi Temple is another beautiful temple very close to Nogata. Only 2 minutes away by train. Here you can ge… https://t.co/dTcR1e7CH6
福島県国際交流協会Fukushima International Association @fia_info - 2019-05-30
A festival is happening at the Ioji Temple to worship Yakushi Nyorai (The Medicine Buddha)
https://t.co/iRLDQEr0hM
福島県国際交流協会Fukushima International Association @fia_info - 2019-05-30
The “Sabano Yakushi Nyorai” festival will be held at the Ioji Temple. Several events will take place such as the li… https://t.co/Jlk17be5Zf
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2019-05-11
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Faliscia C Knuckles @fknucklestravel - 2019-05-08
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/wts25DA0dF https://t.co/jXrKS5qig3
Naba, ʷᵃˡᵏᶦⁿᵍˢᵗʳᵉᵉᵗᵐᵘˢᶦᶜᶦᵃⁿ @ntiiam3 - 2019-05-03
In my sight, Wakakusa Mountain of Nara, A pagoda of Yakushi Temple, a little big water surface, and some waterbirds playing on the water.
Naba, ʷᵃˡᵏᶦⁿᵍˢᵗʳᵉᵉᵗᵐᵘˢᶦᶜᶦᵃⁿ @ntiiam3 - 2019-04-19
The pagoda over the pond is Yakushi-ji. (Yakushi Temple)

I don't know much about Buddhism, because I don't have in… https://t.co/dvjXWNSS3Q
大也 @fIowerwaIl - 2019-03-27
薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai / Bhaisajyaguru (CV. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu)

↳ the Buddha of medicine; heals injury, cures diseas… https://t.co/YffR9j7GsN
大也 @fIowerwaIl - 2019-03-27
薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai / Bhaisajyaguru (CV. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu)

↳ the Buddha of medicine; heals injury, cures diseas… https://t.co/YffR9j7GsN
大也 @fIowerwaIl - 2019-03-27
薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai / Bhaisajyaguru (CV. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu)

↳ the Buddha of medicine; heals injury, cures diseas… https://t.co/YffR9j7GsN
経験は最高の教師だ。卍 @Elucidatus - 2019-03-24
Dragon post at Hinata Yakushi Hojobo Shingon temple high in the mountains in Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture. Supposed… https://t.co/vZMYyG5sOl
mbphotobooths @mbphotobooths - 2019-03-23
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/wsdX0ipzKY https://t.co/l8y99no95X
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-03-22
Daigo-ji

#醍醐寺 is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi.… https://t.co/uftNdblVzr
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-03-22
Daigo-ji

#醍醐寺 is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi.… https://t.co/uftNdblVzr
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-03-22
Daigo-ji

#醍醐寺 is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi.… https://t.co/uftNdblVzr
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-03-22
Daigo-ji

#醍醐寺 is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi.… https://t.co/uftNdblVzr
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-03-22
Daigo-ji

#醍醐寺 is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi.… https://t.co/uftNdblVzr
SAMU FOODS & BEV.. @Samu439 - 2019-03-18
What an amazing view of the sunset over the Nara Yakushi-Ji Temple, Japan. - https://t.co/UKQTcPmYt0 https://t.co/0rnwoNhwy1
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2019-03-18
[ARCHIVE] - #Nara – Le Temple Yakushi-ji https://t.co/Y4r1yqSsNq #voyages
2DayArt @2DayArt - 2019-03-01
New Woody JOE 1/75 Wooden Model Kit Yakushi-Temple East Pagoda Laser Cut JA https://t.co/ldqodHEMLJ https://t.co/HzSKoZcTNY
Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2019-02-18
In 937 Kuya (空也 903-72) received an oracle from Ichihime (市姫) that he should establish a temple at the Eastern Mark… https://t.co/rsuYN7gGCM
Japan In Image @Japan_In_Image - 2019-02-14
Saimyō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kōra, Shiga Prefecture.
Founded at the beginning of the ninth… https://t.co/RTGwvzmgDC

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