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Horyuji Temple【world heritage site】

  • World Heritage Sites

A lot of the world’s oldest wooden structures remain in the temple. The main hall (Kondo), the five-story pagoda (Goju-no-to), the central gate (Chumon) and the corridor (Kairou), which are major buildings in the Western Precinct (Saiin) of the Horyuji Temple, present a style of Buddhist architecture in the early stage, which is not preserved in China and Korea today.


Address〒636-0115 1-1, Horyujisannai, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara
Access・It is 1.3km on foot from Horyuji Station for 20 minutes
・Getting off at 1.2km Horyuji Temple door front bus stop is immediate by bus from Horyuji Station for five minutes
HoursUntil 30 minutes before entrance closing a gate for from 8:00 to 17:00 for from February 22 to November 3
Until 30 minutes before entrance closing a gate for from 9:00 to 16:30 for from November 4 to February 21
Fee1500 yen for adults, 750 yen for elementary school students (Saiin Buddhist monastery, great ex-Emperor treasury, east House Buddhist monastery common collective rate)

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