Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Shoso-in 【しょうそういん】

This was the last stop farthest to the east on the ancient Silk Road. As such, Shoso-in Temple contains many marvelous treasures brought to Japan from as far as India and Persia. It's simple but robust azekura archeticture (in which triangular logs are interlocked) is an impressive sight.

Basic Information

Address Zoshi-cho, Nara
Access From JR Nara Station and Kintetsu Nara Station, ride for 10 minutes on the bus to "Nara-han, Aoyama Jutaku." Get off at the "Imakoji" bus stop and walk for five minutes.
Inquiries Tel: +81-742-26-26-2811
Closed on Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, New Years holidays (December 28th-January 4th), and occasionally for administrative business.
Parking Not available

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Free
Price (Group) No special discount for groups
Discount for Disabled Visitors Not available
Senior Discount Not available
Hours of Operation 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Area Information

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