Founded by Prince Shotoku and Empress Suiko in the early 7th century. The main hall and five-story pagoda are known as the world’s oldest wooden buildings, and were among Japan’s first sites registered as World Heritage, along with Himeji Castle and others, in 1993.
- Admission fee
- 1,500 yen
- Bussines hour
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. from Nov. 4 to Feb. 21)
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Built to fulfill the wish of Prince Shotoku’s mother Empress Anahobe no Hashihito. The temple’s most sacred image, a statue of a graciously smiling bodhisattva in the half-lotus position (accordin･･･
This was originally Prince Shotoku’s Okamoto Palace, and according to his will, his son Prince Yamashiro converted it into a temple.
The three-story pagoda, built in 706, is the oldest existing t･･･
It is said that Prince Yamashiro established this temple with prayers for the recovery from disease of his father, Prince Shotoku. In the Kodo (Lecture Hall) are Buddhist statues including the temple･･･
The Emperor Tenji founded this temple, and the Buddhist monk Genshin, also known as Eshin Sozu, opened it in the late 10th century. It is believed that if you pray to its most sacred image, a statue o･･･