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Gangoji Temple 【World Heritage】

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写真:写真家 矢野建彦氏



ining the tiles from 1,400 years ago

This temple is said to originally be the Asuka Temple (Hokkoji), which was erected by Sogano Umako at the end of the 6th century. On one part of the roof of the national treasures Gokurakudo and Zenshitsu, there is a tile from the Asuka era called gyokifuki thatched. Additionally, the national treasures Gokurakudo and Zenshitsu are valuable remains that display the architectural style of the Kamakura era. In the Horin Museum, the wooden Gojushoto (national treasure) created in the Nara era, the wooden Amitabha statue and Chikomandara, and others are preserved.


Address11 Chuincho, Nara City 630-8392
Access12 min. walk from Kintetsu-nara Stn. or a 20 min. walk from JR Nara Stn.
HoursOpen/9:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30
Regular holidayOpen all-year round
FeeAdults 500 yen , Junior High and High School Students 300 yen , Elementary School Students 300 yen