#470: Yakushi-ji in Nara (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#470: Yakushi-ji in Nara (category: Buddhist temple)

Yakushi-ji in Nara

There are many Buddhist temples named Yakushi-ji in Japan. Especially, the one in Nara is the most famous among them. It was built in the 7th century and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

Also, it belongs to the Seven Great Temples of Nanto as well as Horyu-ji (refer to #461), Todai-ji (refer to#468), and Kofuku-ji (refer to #469). Nanto was another name of Nara in ancient times.

Yakushi-ji in Nara Japan

(Friday, September 29th, 2017)    See Archive

#469: Kofuku-ji in Nara <<          >> #471: Gango-ji

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