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Horyuji Temple

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4.5 (6381)

1-1-1 Hōryūji Sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma District, Nara 636-0115, Japan

Buddhist temple with frescoes, statues & the world's oldest wooden buildings on its grounds.

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phone+81 745-75-2555
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Mondays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Noer GALLAGHER in the last week

I wonder if some monk of the temple liked BMW. So cool a temple, I’d seen in Ikaruga.

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Raphael Gorjian 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice experience. There are three different attractions. It allowed us to explore some really cool parts of history. It was not as busy as other shrines are temples. I would recommend others to visit.

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Mira a month ago

A beautiful Horyuji Temple. The wooden architecture of the temple is amazing. This temple is a cultural treasure of Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the oldest wooden buildings in the world. There are very few foreign tourists, I honestly don't know why, but you should visit this beautiful place at least once in your life. Allow at least 2 hours for the tour. It is definitely a place you will want to visit again.

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Hugo Pedro-Martins 4 months ago

Unesco heritage complex of temples and pagoda. Alight at Horyuji train station on the Nara line. Definitely worth a visit.

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Tosh Arimura 4 months ago

Little harder to get to without the vehicle but it’s worth the excursion away from downtown Nara. The main temple on the ground is 1,300 years old and recognized as world’s oldest wooden building.