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Yakushiji Temple


UpdateMarch 22, 2018
ReleaseMarch 22, 2018

Yakushiji Temple was first built at Kashihara in 680AD and was moved to its current location during the capital relocation to Nara. Yet another of the famed seven great temples of Nara, (the) Yakushi-sanzon-zo, Nikko-bosatsu-zo and Gakko-bosatsu-zo (The Buddha of Healing & both side samurai images) are considered the very best works of Japanese Buddhist art. The Toto (Eastern tower) is a beautiful 33.6 m high three-storied pagoda in original form and the Saito (Western pagoda); also a three-storied pagoda was reconstructed in 1981. The contrast of the two pagodas is captivating.