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Horyuji Temple

Tourist attractions

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