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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

TweetsTweets

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
Kentaro in water town Gujo @kentaroatgujo - 2019-02-09
We prepared for an upcoming small festival at Kaibutsu Yakushi temple in Gujo Hachiman. These millet mochi will be… https://t.co/EO19xgKd0t
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
Hiromi Universe @OnigiriAction1 - 2019-02-05
This temple, believed to have been built in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu under decree from Emperor Shomu, is dedicated to t… https://t.co/QMCOCIH87q
2DayArt @2DayArt - 2019-01-30
New Woody JOE 1/75 Wooden Model Kit Yakushi-Temple East Pagoda Laser Cut JA https://t.co/lW0CFe4OO6 https://t.co/hM4PIuCZ4F
福姫_Fukuhime @Fukuhime777 - 2019-01-25
I did Syakyo (写経, hand-copying sutra) in Yakushi temple in Gotanda, Tokyo today. It was a great experience for me.… https://t.co/UfRpC5IulW
Japan Travel @JapanTravel - 2019-01-21
Nara is more than just Todaiji and the deer - within the prefecture lie the ruins of Moto-Yakushi Temple. Be surrou… https://t.co/b8X07jkrRu
lennythelewd @lennythelewd - 2019-01-19
Yakushi-Temple East 1/75 by Woody JOE https://t.co/FPrkwk0xil https://t.co/XU3MnhEdE4
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2019-01-18
[ARCHIVE] - #Nara – Le Temple Yakushi-ji https://t.co/Y4r1yqSsNq #voyages
Inquirer @inquirerdotnet - 2018-12-31
The temple’s statues include the Yakushi Sanzon triad statues that were erected during the Nara period (710-784) an… https://t.co/olMFJ0tOh2
Simon Duncan @DuncaninTokyo - 2018-12-29
End of year cleaning at Yakushi temple in #Nara today: https://t.co/rNzW8kEbLx
⎛⎝⎠⎞0shi @M0shi_M0shi_com - 2018-12-20
[ARCHIVE] - #Nara – Le Temple Yakushi-ji https://t.co/Y4r1yqSsNq #voyages
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
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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

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