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  • Horyu-ji Temple(World cultural heritage)

  • Horyu-ji Temple
    • Horyuji Temple is widely known as the oldest wooden structure in the world which tells the figure of the Asuka period at present.
    • Horyuji Temple is divided into the “Sai-in” (West Precinct) consisting mainly of a five-storied pagoda and the main hall of a Buddhist temple, and the“To-in” (East Precinct) centering on the dream.

wisteria trellis of Horyu-ji.

    Horyu-ji Temple.

  • The building which collected the essences of each times including the Asuka period put eaves in a row in the precincts of a temple of about 187,000 square meters of width, and many treasures are introduced into them.
  • About 190 things and the about 2300 point specified to be a national treasure and an important cultural property are attained to.
  • Many steps of transoms are constructed by parallel crosses on the pillar, and this main hall of a Buddhist temple that is the production of two layer which stands on double Kidan which attached stairs on all sides is the characteristic building of the Asuka period.
  • In the East Precinct is the "Yumedono" (photograph left), the oldest octagonal hall in Japan.
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    Access to Horyu-ji Temple

  • [Address]
  •     1-1, Horyujisannai, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara
  • [Access]
  •     Take bus No. 72 from JR Horyuji Station and get off at Horyuji Mon Mae
  • [The link to a website]
  •     The website of "Horyu-ji Temple" (japanese)

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