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Pleasant enough UNESCO old temple.

Worth the hike up from the Horyuji temple, this one is a bit run down, considering its UNESCO... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
petertaylor57
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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... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
ART196
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7 Sep 2018
“Pleasant enough UNESCO old temple.”
20 Apr 2016
“法起寺 [斑鳩] Hōkiji (Ikaruga)”
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1873 Okamoto, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun 636-0102, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Worth the hike up from the Horyuji temple, this one is a bit run down, considering its UNESCO status. Nevertheless, a pleasant way to spend the odd half hour.

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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...More

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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...More

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