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
- Opening hours
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. from Dec. to Feb.)
- Closing day
- 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･･･
When Prince Shotoku was searching for the place to build Horyuji Temple, he met Tatsuta Daimyojin, who turned into a white-haired old man, and said, "Ikaruga no Sato is the land of Buddhist Horyu･･･
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･･･
This tumulus is Zenpo kouenfun, The shape is a square front and rounded rear. It is designated as a historic site designated by Ikaruga.
The name of the tumulus is said to be derived from the tradi･･･
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 ･･･
Tatsuta Castle Ruins (Tatsutajinya Ruins)
The ruins of a castle that Katagiri Katsumoto, who made a name for himself with the seven spears of Shizugatake in 1601, set up as a daimyo of 40,000 stones. It is said that the spread moats were magn･･･
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･･･
According to "Kokin Ichiyoshu" (Edo period), it is said that during the Tengyo period (938-947), the Heian period, Sugawara no Michizane was enshrined by Tansho Sozu who is the 9th Betto of ･･･
Izanagi no Mikoto Shrine
It is also called Hakusan Gongen as seen in the inscription of the stone lantern of the dedication of Anei 6 (1777), and it is written as Hakusan Shrine in the Yamato no kuni gousonsha interrogation b･･･
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･･･
Mt. Myojin in Oji Town is a low mountain with an altitude of 273.6m, but at the top of the mountain you can see a 360 ° panorama and five World Heritage Sites. On the Osaka side, you can see the worl･･･
Lover's Sanctuary "Bell of Eternity"
The summit of Mount Myojin was selected as a Lover's Sanctuary, as the most romantic place to propose; on the observation deck is the "Bell of Eternity," where couples declare their love for･･･
Mizu-jinja Shrine at the top of Mount Myojin (Japan Heritage)
Katsuragi Shugen – The Land of the Beginning of Shugendo, Protected and Passed Down by the Countryfolk, is a Japan Heritage site established by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2020, said to be th･･･
Warner Memorial Monument
It is said that in the early hours of the Pacific War, Nara and Kyoto escaped the bombing because of the list by Dr. Langdon Warner who advised the US government.
The Nakake Residence is a residence in the Yamato region that remains on the north bank of the Yamato River, surrounded by a double moat. It is a yakata (house) castle that has both a samurai style an･･･
Ando Town Historical Folklore Museum
On display are materials related to the town of Ando in the remains of the home of Imamura Kinzo, who was instrumental to the re-institution of Nara Prefecture. Exhibits about the traditional industry･･･
Ando Cultural Tourism Hall
In August 2019, Ando Cultural Tourism Hall was newly opened. ''Shibenka'' comes from the artistic design which was used by a master of Japanese modern ceramics from Ando town, Tomimoto Kenkichi. The h･･･
Yukimaru Mini Plaza
A base for disseminating tourist information on Oji Town so that many tourists and "Yukimaru" fans have an opportunity to tour Oji Town.
"The Yukimaru Mini Plaza" is a facility ･･･
SLD51 at Funato Children's Park
In the Meiji era, Oji was the first place in Nara Prefecture to get a railroad, so it developed as Railroad Town, and still captures the attention of train fans around the country even today.
Yamato River Jogging Course
The Yamato River, a Class A river that flows through the northernmost end of Oji, is home to Fureai Plaza, located on a grassy riverbed, and there is a jogging course between Showa Bridge and Tamon Br･･･
Koriyama Castle Ruins
The restored main gate, corner turrets and the bridge to inner citadel are reminiscent of the past.
In the stone wall of the castle tower, there are diversion stones such as the upside-down Jizo an･･･
Jyoshi Kaikan (Hall)
The former prefectural library (Meiji 41), which was completed on October 30, 1891, was relocated and preserved to commemorate the Russo-Japanese War.
Prefectural designated cultural property (desi･･･
Machiya Monogatarikan (former Kawamoto Residence)
It was built in the 13th year of the Taisho era. The windows of each room and corridor have various tastes, and it is a valuable wooden three-story architectural remains.
Registered tangible cultur･･･
Sugiyama Pediatric Clinic
Western-style architecture (Taisho era)
A building around the 10th year of the Taisho era. It is a valuable existence as one of the few buildings in the Taisho era in Nara.
18th century European･･･
Built between the 23rd and 24th years of the Meiji era. At that time, it was a money changer. The weight mark on the window is a reminiscent of a money changer.
"Mukuri(slightly convex roof)&q･･･
Hakomotokan "Konya" Dyer
Former dyeing shop
Konya-cho where dye shops were gathered. A waterway runs through the center of the road, creating a unique atmosphere. This water comes from the Koriyama castle and used for the ･･･
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Koriyama Castle Historical Site / Yanagisawa Bunko Preservation Society
Established in 1960. It holds tens of thousands of ancient documents such as the paintings of successive feudal lords of the Yanagisawa family donated by the Yanagisawa family and official records of ･･･
Located at the site of Honmaru (inner citadel). Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, a servant of Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun of the Edo Shogunate is enshrined.
Founded in 1897 by former feudal retainers or so.
Hakomoto Monogatari Kan
A small museum in a castle town that opened in January 2016.
Exhibits about materials from Mizuki Jugodo, which was said to be a walking dictionary that knows everything about Yamato, Akahada ware,･･･
The "Yanagimachi Shopping Street" in Yamatokoriyama, the famous goldfish farming area, is called "Goldfish Street" and are making efforts to take advantage of the charm of goldfis･･･
In 1982, the former representative, Masaharu Shimada, opened the "Koriyama Goldfish Museum" at his own expense, saying, "There are no tourist facilities in Japan where you can see goldf･･･
Yata Nimasu Kushitamahiko Shrine
The gods of worship are Kushitama Nigihayahi and Mikashikiyahime. He is worshiped as the god of aviation. There is also a theory that this place was Yamatai Kingdom.
The main shrine, which is sai･･･
Yakuon Hachiman Shrine
The god of worship are Hondawakenomikoto and Okinagatarashihimenomikoto. This shrine was built in the place where there was a herb garden for court nobles in the Nara period, and was later relocated･･･
The deities are Hiedanoare, Amanouzume and Sarutahiko.
The Are Festival is held on August 16th every year to thank Hiedanoare, who is known as the folklore of "Kojiki".
The 1st Are Fes･･･
Heijyokyo Rajyomon-gate Site
The front entrance of Heijokyo at the southern end of Suzaku Avenue. Foreign envoys entered through this gate.
The gate is located at the position of the Raise bridge in Kannonji-cho, and the corne･･･
Heijyokyo Saiichi Site (Ruins of the dock)
Heijokyo's national market was located in two locations, east and west. Held for 15 days in the second half of the month. The Akishino River was in charge of transporting supplies.
Hieda Moated Settlement
A medieval remains that surrounds the village to protect it from foreign enemies and floods and to use water, and is a city-designated cultural property that remains almost completely. Famous as a typ･･･
Obakusyu religion. The graveyard of Tadatsune Honda, the lord of the Koriyama domain, and the management temple of the city-designated cultural property "Utagasaki Monument" with a long insc･･･
Narihira Sugatami Well・Buson's monument
It is said that Ariwara no Narihira reflected himself in this well when he went from Ariwara Shrine to his lover in Takayasu.
Beside, there is a monument to Yosa Buson, who wrote about Ariwara ･･･
It is said that it was built at the request of Prince Toneri, and the principal image is a sitting statue of the wooden Yakushi Nyorai, an important cultural property of Japan.
In addition, it has ･･･
It is famous for as a national important cultural property, the wooden Amida Nyorai and the statues of Samurai on both sides (Kaikei style, Kamakura period).
The Buddhist priest Hoyo built it in Ch･･･
Tsutsui Jyunkei History Park
Tsutsui Junkei's graveyard, which ruled Yamato during the sengoku period and built Koriyama Castle at the behest of Oda Nobunaga, is a national important cultural property.
The graveyard of Hidenaga Toyotomi, the younger brother of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the lord of Yamatokoriyama. Hidenaga died in Koriyama on January 22, 1591. City designated cultural property.
Koriyama feudal lord Honda Masakatsu's family temple.
Honda Masakatsu was one of the Tokugawa big four.
The grandson of Honda Tadakatsu, he moved to Yamatokoriyama from Himeji with 190,000 ston･･･
It is said that the sister of Genshin founded.
The main idol, Amitabha triad, was built during the Muromachi period.
The small shrine that houses this is a rare rosewood-painted Raden from the ･･･
The statue of Amida Nyorai, the principal idol, is from the Fujiwara period.
When Yoshisato Yanagisawa became the owner of Koriyama Castle, Shichiro Omori, the official who handed over the castle o･･･
Shura and Stone Exhibition Place
The stones that were actually used during the "Shura Hiki" that was held during the castle festival as a commemorative project of the completion of the Koriyama Castle castle tower observato･･･
Toyotomi Hidenaga who was the younger brother of the famous samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi, was one of the most powerful and significant warlords of Japan's Sengoku period and regarded as 'Hideyoshi's bra･･･
Koriyama Hachiman Shrine
The gods of worship are Yahatanokami, Himegami and Okinagatarashihime. Also known as Yanagi Hachimangu. It's enshrined in the Muromachi period at first, and moved to the current location around May 15･･･
Open wisdom and reveal the way.
In the land of Kumakorishojya Temple, which Prince Shotoku was familiar with as a school building
The wisdom to live strong and supple leads to a path of light.