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Yakushi-ji Temple

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A Nara must-see.

If you are willing to pay the exorbitant entry fee of between Yen 1,100.- and Yen 1,600... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Include This Temple in Your Nara Tour

Yakushiji was constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Richmond, Canada
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457 Nishinokyocho, Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

If you are willing to pay the exorbitant entry fee of between Yen 1,100.- and Yen 1,600.- depending on whether or not you'd like to see the 'special exhibition', then you are obviously pretty invested in what you are going to see. Two ancient pagodas...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very impressive and worth the visit all the way just to see this. On par with Taj Mahal in terms of majesty

Thank Amiroo
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

At Y1100 for entry, you expect a lot more than some nice bronze statues, a couple of nice enough buildings, a lot of building renovations, and very little in the way of lovely green gardens. Perhaps Y500 is more realistic till the works are complete....More

Thank AlaricUk
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Yakushiji was constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor's sick wife. The temple is the headquarters of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism & is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric...More

Thank inger_ted
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The night and day view is different . During the night , there are a lot of lanterns lighted up creating a sense of warm atmosphere. Do bring your camera to take lotsa of picture there . There are some local food selling at the...More

Thank GregoryTan_SG
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady at the Tourist Center told us how to take the bus to get here. It took a little bit of time; if you're tight on time, the...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I followed the advice in Alan Booth's 'Collins Illustrated Guide to Japan' and found it sound. You can then walk to Toshodaiji temple. Both temples are quiet and peaceful unlike the more famous Todaiji temple where one is assaulted by the crowds and too many...More

Thank Goodtouristfood
Reviewed 8 April 2018

things to view are seperated in east, south, north and west. but still management as the places around is not that big. there is a huge renovation works going on. pls check the time table before you go

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I am not sure why we stopped here as the East Pagoda was covered with scaffolding and will be until sometime next year. The West one was beautiful, and the grounds are nice enough. But there are better places to spend your time.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Its East Tower is the three-story pagoda (looks more like a six-story pagoda) and has been preserved since the temple was built in the 7th century. (I'm sorry that this tower is being renovated now, and cannot see it) In the Main Hall, you can...More

Thank SaoShio
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