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Five-Story Pagoda - Goju-no-To - Horyuji Temple - DSC058556113 viewsHoryuji - Horyu Temple (Nara, Japan) contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures and is World Heritage Listed. See also Japanese Temple. - DSC05855
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Horyuji Temple - DSC058744901 viewsHoryuji - Horyu Temple (Nara, Japan) contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures and is World Heritage Listed. See also Japanese Temple. - DSC05874
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Yata Temple - DSC058444316 viewsYata Temple (also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple or Yata-dera Temple) is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. For more information on Nara. - DSC05844
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Horyuji Temple - DSC058544214 viewsHoryuji - Horyu Temple (Nara, Japan) contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures and is World Heritage Listed. See also Japanese Temple. - DSC05854
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Yata Temple - DSC058504200 viewsYata Temple (also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple or Yata-dera Temple) is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. For more information on Nara. - DSC05850
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Horyuji Temple - DSC058533966 viewsHoryuji - Horyu Temple (Nara, Japan) contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures and is World Heritage Listed. See also Japanese Temple. - DSC05853
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Japanese Garden - Yata Temple - DSC058363915 viewsYata Temple (also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple or Yata-dera Temple) is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. For more information on Nara. - DSC05836
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Japanese Garden - Yata Temple - DSC058383898 viewsYata Temple (also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple or Yata-dera Temple) is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. For more information on Nara. - DSC05838
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Horyuji Temple - DSC058513742 viewsHoryuji - Horyu Temple (Nara, Japan) contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures and is World Heritage Listed. See also Japanese Temple. - DSC05851


Daijoin Temple Garden


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Former Daijoin Temple Garden located in Nara is a garden located where Daijoin Temple once stood. The garden was designed by Zen-ami in the mid Muromachi Period (1336 - 1568). In 1958 the site was designated as a Senic Place. Starting in 1973 the Japan National Trust started restoring the garden.

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Gangoji Temple


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Gangoji Temple is a Buddhist Temple was established in 588 as part of Asuka-dera. In 718 it was moved to Nara and became one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Gangoji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara" listing.

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Heijo Palace


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Heijo Palace (Nara) was the former Imperial Palace during the Nara Period. The Heijo Palace remains and surrounding area is a World Heritage Site.

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Himurojinja Shrine


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Himurojinja Shrine is located opposite Nara Park and is dedicated to the God of ice. During its Ice Dedication Festival, in May each year, a pole of ice which is packed with carp and breams is presented to the God.

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Hokkiji Temple


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Hokkiji Temple is a Buddhist Temple located in Okamoto, Nara Prefecture. Hokkiji Temple features the oldest three story pagoda in Japan and is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Hokkiji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area" listing.

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Horin-ji Temple


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Horin-ji Temple, also known as Miidara Temple, is a Buddhist temple located in Nara only 1km from Hokkiji Temple. Horin-ji Temple was established in the 7th century, however none of the buildings date back to this period. Horin-ji Temple holds six Buddhist statues which are designated Important Cultural Assets.

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Horyuji Temple


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Horyuji - Horyu Temple (Nara, Japan) contains the world's oldest surviving wooden structures and is a World Heritage Site.

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Isuien Garden


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Isuien Garden is the only walking style garden in Nara, and is so beautiful that it is a designated "Special Places of Scenic Beauty". Isuien Garden is actually two Japanese gardens that were joined together to form one larger garden. Isuien Garden dates back to the Meiji era (1899).

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Kasuga Taisha Shrine


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Kasuga Taisha Shrine - Kasuga Grand Shrine is the head shrine for around 3,000 Kasuga Shrines throughout Japan. Kasuga Taisha Shrine is a World Heritage Site.

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Kofukuji Temple


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Kofukuji Temple is a large temple complex featuring two pagodas plus many National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. Kofukuji Temple is a World Heritage Site located in Nara.

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Nandaimon Gate


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Nandaimon Gate is the Great Southern Gate for Todaiji Temple. Nandaimon Gate is around 400m south of the main Todaiji Temple and today almost appears to be a separate structure by itself. Nandaimon Gate, being part of Todaiji Temple, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara" listing.

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Nara City


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Nara is a former capital of Japan which still has many buildings dating back to 700's AD. Nara also has many World Heritage Sites including Japan's largest Buddha and the world's largest wooden building.

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Nara Park


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Nara Park is a large public park (660 ha) and is a major focus of the famous sites of Nara including several sites that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Listing of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara". Nara Park is designated one of the "Places of Scenic Beauty" by the Japanese Government. Nara Park contains over 1,200 wild sika deer which were considered sacred, but are now considered a National Treasure.

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Nigatsudo Temple


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Nigatsudo Temple is part of a sub temple complex which is within the Todaiji Temple complex. Nigatsudo Temple is located to the east of the Great Buddha Hall on the side of Mount Wakakusa in Nara Park where it provides a great view across the valley towards Nara city. While the temple dates back to 772AD, the current building dates back to 1669 after a fire destroyed the first temple building.

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Saidaiji Temple


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Saidaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which is located in Nara. Saidaiji Temple means Great Western Temple as it is to the west of its counterpart Todaiji Temple. Saidaiji Temple was established in 765AD.

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Tamuke-yama Hachimangu Shrine


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Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine is the first branch of Usa Hachimangu Shrine (Usa-shi, Oita-ken), which was established in 749AD in order to protect Todaiji Temple. Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine was separated from Todaiji Temple in Meiji Period due to the separation of Buddhism and Shintoism. The current buildings were built in 1250. Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine is located on the eastern side of Nara Park.

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Todaiji Temple


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Todaiji Temple is a World Heritage Site that houses Japan's largest statue of Buddha. Todaiji Temple (Nara) is largest wooden building in the world.

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Toshodaiji Temple


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Toshodaiji Temple (Nara) is a World Heritage Site which has many buildings dating back to 759 that are National Treasures. Toshodaiji Temple is the head temple in Japan of the Ritsu-shi sect of Buddhism.

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Wakamiya Shrine


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Wakamiya Shrine is a Subordinate shrine of Kasuga Taisha Shrine and a complex of 12 small shrines. Wakamiya Shrine was established in 1135. The Main Hall, Oratory, Kaguraden (music hall) and Ablution Pavilion are designated as National Treasures. Wakamiya Shrine is famous for its On Matsuri (Festival of Japanese traditional music and dance) held in December every year. Wakamiya Shrine is located in the south eastern section of Nara Park.

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Yakushiji Temple


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Yakushiji Temple (Nara) is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan and a World Heritage Site.

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Yata Temple


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Yata Temple (also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple or Yata-dera Temple) is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. For more information on Nara.

10 files, last one added on Oct 17, 2003

Yoshikien Garden


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Yoshikien Garden is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden which features a tea house, a Pond Garden, Moss Garden and a Tea Ceremony Flower Garden. Yoshikien Garden is located in Nara, next to Isuien Garden.

25 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2011

 

 

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