Yakushiji Temple, Nara

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    Yakushiji Temple

    by Rabbityama Written Jul 13, 2010

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    Yakushiji Temple was built to worship Yakushi Nyorai, god of medicine back in the 7th century however, as a result of fires, the temple you see today was rebuilt in the 1970s with the exception of the east pagoda, which remains from the original dating back to 730.

    The temple is organized symmetrically, which is not common for Japanese temples, making Yakushiji easily distinguishable from other temples. Inside the buildings you can see various treasures of the temple, including the Buddha statue in the kondo.

    Entrance is 500 yen, except when the Garan is open. Then entrance is 800 yen.

    Website: http://www.nara-yakushiji.com/guide/index.html

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    Yakushi Ji

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jun 8, 2012

    A little west of Nara this temple was built buy the Emperor Temmu in 680 and features twin pagodas (although one is currently covered for renovations June 2012).

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