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
- Opening hours
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. from Nov. 4 to Feb. 21)
- Closing day
- Open all year round
- not available
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･･･
A first-class river that flows from Ikoma City through Heguri Town and joins the Yamato River in Ikaruga Town. It's known as a famous place for poetry since ancient times. It is also a famous spot for･･･
It is a famous place for cherry blossoms, and there are 300 Yoshino cherry trees that cover half of Mimuro Mountain. And it is a relaxation place for locals.
At the foot of the mountain, there is a･･･
Fujinoki Burial Mound
A large circular burial mound with a diameter of 48m. It is estimated to have been built in the latter half of the 6th century. Two excavations were conducted in 1985 and 1988, and red-painted house-s･･･
It is said that Prince Toneri was founded in 718, praying for the completion of "Nihon Shoki" and his 42-year-old warding off evil. The main statue of Senju Kannon (Hibutu) is famous as &q･･･
Prince Shotoku regained peace in the world with the help of Bishamon Tenno in "Year of the Tiger, Day of the Tiger, Time of the Tiger" on this mountain, and as a result, Prince Shotoku named･･･
Jikoin was founded in 1663 by tea master Sekishu Katagiri, nephew of the Daimyo Katsumoto Katagiri. His school of tea ceremony became the official style of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Matcha tea and a ･･･
This temple complex was founded in 679 after Emperor Tenmu fled here during a civil war and prayed for victory. The main hall and Kaisando are lined up in the large precincts, and many important cultu･･･
The Hojo (monk's room) that remains in the precincts was built in 1667, and is an authentic Hojo building that is rare in Nara.In addition, many temple treasures are enshrined, and typical ones includ･･･