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Hokiji Temple

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Address: 1873 Okamoto, Ikoma-gun, Ikaruga-cho 636-0102, Nara Prefecture
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法起寺 [斑鳩] Hōkiji (Ikaruga)

Hōkiji was originally built in 606 as Okamoto Palace for Prince Shōtoku, who is a famous figure in Japanese history for his patronage of Buddhism and civilising edicts. In 622 it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hōkiji was originally built in 606 as Okamoto Palace for Prince Shōtoku, who is a famous figure in Japanese history for his patronage of Buddhism and civilising edicts. In 622 it became a temple and in 638 high priest Fukuryo built the Hondō dedicated to Miroku-bosatsu (the bodhisattva who will exist in the future, or the next Buddha). High priest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

At first , I'm not interested in here very much. But I went there so I had much time to spare. I found the temple far nicer than I expected. Whole impression looked like Ginkakuji Temple in Kyoto . A receptionist man was friendly. Although it was rained, I visited the temple pleasantly. 当初はこのスポットにそれほど興味を持っていませんでしたが、時間に余裕があったので訪れて見ることに。すると想像した以上にいいところでした。 全体的な印象は京都の銀閣寺のようでした。受付のおじさんが感じよくて、雨だったにも関わらず気持ちよく参拝できました。

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