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Horyu-ji Temple

1-1 Horyuji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun 636-0115, Nara Prefecture
+81 745-75-2555
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Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Osaka
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“minute walk” (7 reviews)
“story pagoda” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1-1 Horyuji Sannai, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun 636-0115, Nara Prefecture
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+81 745-75-2555
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"wooden structure"
in 7 reviews
"minute walk"
in 7 reviews
"story pagoda"
in 6 reviews
"two hours"
in 6 reviews
"the bus"
in 8 reviews
"first world"
in 5 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"cultural heritage"
in 4 reviews
"entry fee"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
in 4 reviews
"main hall"
in 4 reviews
"cost yen"
in 3 reviews
"osaka station"
in 3 reviews
"japanese history"
in 3 reviews
"first stop"
in 2 reviews
"rapid service"
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"foreign tourists"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our coverage today is Nara, going as a day trip from Osaka. I intentionally went to this place because of its title as one of the earliest World Heritage Sites of Japan. A nice morning visit is recommended for a fewer visitor. Enter the wooden...More

Thank fr4nc1sc4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is about history and about prince Shōtoku. It is also about the early Buddhism in Japan and how it was transferred. Pricy: yes. Worth it: yes.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

If you are interested in history, want to see some of the oldest wooden structures in the world and want to get away from the hordes of tourists at Nara, this is the place to go. It will take a little extra effort, including a...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

A real cultural treasure including so many wonderful artifacts and buildings. Its mercifully some 13kms away from Nara and so is far less crowded and takes effort to get there, having said that its quite easy to get to by bus or train and bus...More

Thank DAVID V
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

entry fee is Yen 1500. Far to expensive in comparison to the Kyoto temples (Yen 500 mostly). For a family of 4... we decided not to visit the temple ground as we didn't like the first impression visible from the gate (only pavement/gravel/grey between the...More

Thank StefanS71
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Certainly Horyuji is a cultural treasure, an amazingly well-preserved and ancient site. It may be worth visiting if you are deeply interested in architectural or art history and have a relaxed schedule. But if your time or budget are tight, or if you have had...More

2  Thank markoboston
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

A beautiful temple complex is one of the oldest temple in the world. In the tourist centre you meet lots of local people who volunteer as guides for free. He beautiful explained the story and importance of each building.

Thank mgprabhu
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

It was hot summer day, but glad that not crowded at all comparing to Todai and Kofuku so I had great pleasure to enjoy every angle of this oldest wooden structure. It is amazing that how much it has been well preserved.

Thank J G
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

It's very interesting building based on his history, however ¥1500 to enter the complex is a little bit steep for what is offering. However that does include the sides of the entire complex with me take around two hours to see the entire thing. Make...More

1  Thank Nejad M
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

As we were staying in a hotel in Umeda, Osaka, we took JR Yamatoji rapid service train from Osaka station to Horyuji station (640 yen, 40 minutes, direct service without changing trains) and then, a small bus from Horyuji station to Horyuji-mon mae (190 yen,...More

2  Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
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Brenda M
May 28, 2017|
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Response from nomes1881 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there you can catch the bus directly there about an hour ride, no need for tour you can self guide very easily. there is tourist info centre outside kinetsu nara station the staff are very helpful and can give you the... More
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Response from TLeonardJapan | Reviewed this property |
Some areas allow photography and filming...other areas do not. If I were you, I would contact them ahead of time and explain what it is you would like to do to see if they may make an exception for you. I did see people... More
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