Horyuji Temple

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Horyu-ji is the oldest temple in Nara Prefecture and was built in the Asuka period over 1,300 years ago. It was founded in 607 by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with promoting Buddhism in Japan very early on.



1-1 Hōryūji Sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma District, Nara Prefecture 636-0115, Japan (Directions)


8:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday 8:00 - 17:00
Friday 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday 8:00 - 17:00
Sunday 8:00 - 17:00
Holidays 8:00 - 17:00


¥750 - ¥1500

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  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Prayer rooms

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