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Yakushiji Temple

Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-6001
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NOT disappointing.

Definitely a very interesting temple visit. Historically, many interesting cultural/religious... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tyler A
Disappointing and expensive

I recommend missing out this place as its a long way from the other sights of Nara, expensive and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dennis T
London, United Kingdom
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Nara 630-8563, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-6001

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a very interesting temple visit. Historically, many interesting cultural/religious pieces! A Very Beautiful temple especially with its Pagodas. Ask for direction instructions at the Nara train station travel bureau just outside the train station; getting there by bus is very easy. Make sure you...More

Thank Tyler A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend missing out this place as its a long way from the other sights of Nara, expensive and not very good. The temple was burnt down apart from one pagoda and that one pagoda is covered in scaffolding. You are not allowed to take...More

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are familiar with the artist Kitaro, this is the location of his Daylight, Moonlight two CD set. The temple invokes a healing and assists you integrating your multiple aspects. One of the greatest causes of dis-ease is separation and the Temple and the...More

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had an opportunity to visit the Yakushiji Temple on behalf of the Kakehashi Project sponsored by (JICE). This was an awesome temple to visit to experience and learn about Japanese history, region, and culture. The tour was amazing. Great place to visit in Nara.

Thank Chris_Hopkins10
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Don't be in rush. Enjoy and learn the details of this wonder. You'll thank me later. If you get a chance to enter the museum, do so. The tickets are cheap and the views are priceless. Don't leave Japan before you the entire Yakushiji Temple....More

1  Thank tantawi28
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A visit to Nara should be on everyone's list. Yakushiji Temple was a great place to see. If you find your self in Japan, you should check it out

1  Thank Mina R
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Yakushiji Temple was the first temple I have ever visited or seen in my life. The history of this temple is distinguished. One of my favorite parts of the visit was the wall size paintings during the end of the tour. This is a...More

1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

You enter the area through a nice park and its a different type of temple. The location ist very attractive for locals and its not so crowded.

Thank George W
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It is a perfect place to visit while in Nara. It is perfect to enjoy as a tourist because is very popular with the locals, so you don't feel like it is "one more temple".

Thank mariajigo
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Most tourists go to the Nara park. If you decide to see more, take a bike, go through the ruines of the imperial palace of Nara and visit this temple in the west. Really worth it and not crowded at all.

Thank Nicolas N
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