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Horyu-ji Temple, Ikaruga-cho

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See one of the area's seven great temples, the UNESCO-protected Horyu-ji Temple. Founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, one of the early promoters of Buddhism in Japan, the temple represents one of the oldest surviving places of worship in the country, and contains some of the oldest standing wooden structures in the world. The spacious temple grounds have been separated into two main precincts, with the western section home to most of the historic features, including a five-story pagoda, a main hall, and a central gate flanked by statues of Kongo Rikishi. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ikaruga-cho holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Horyu-ji Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Historically the Horyuji is a very important temple: it was founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with the early court promotion of Buddhism in Japan. This temple, therefore, can be... 
    Historically the Horyuji is a very important temple: it was founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with the early court promotion of Buddhism in Japan. This temple, therefore, can be...  more »
  • Horyuji, the oldest still existing wooden construction of the world, is designated as a world cultural heritage. It is absolutely worth visiting. The premises of the temple, which are divided into... 
    Horyuji, the oldest still existing wooden construction of the world, is designated as a world cultural heritage. It is absolutely worth visiting. The premises of the temple, which are divided into...  more »
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  • Very classic in terms of the design. It is really the prototype of Japanese buddhist temples. The color is subdued, reflective of the Buddhist traditoon. From then on, Japanese created their own style of temples. The temple of Princess Sudoku is one of the most fascinating. Half of its roof is covered with tiles and the other with wood bark. It is the combo that is the unique, reflective of Princess Sudoku's view about Shinto and Buddhism. He brought Buddhism to Japan. He tried to make peace with Shinto--the local religion. We rented bikes from the train station. It was a short ride to the temple, but fun one.
  • The access is quite easy by bus, but if you have time, you can walk(20min) and can see pokemon sign like in photos. The entry ticket are 1500. Didnt go inside, maybe next time

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