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’s most sacred image, the Asuka period seated statue of Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru) and a standing statue of Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha Bodhisattva). The Asuka-style three-story pagoda is one of the Three Towers of Ikaruga.
- Admission fee
- 500 yen
- Business hours
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. from Dec. to Feb.)
- 10 cars
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 regis･･･
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･･･
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･･･