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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Sightseeing

Shoryaku-ji Temple 【しょうりゃくじ】

Shoryaku-ji Temple was founded in 992 by Kenshun, the son of Fujiwara no Kaneie, the first in a long line of regents, beginning under the rule of Emperor Ichijo. At the time of its original construction, Shoryaku-ji was said to have been a large temple complex, but the only buildings that remain standing today are the main hall, bell tower, and Fukuju-in. Following the path of the Bodaisen River's clear waters, a mossy stone path leads the way to the hidden magnificence of the residence of the monk's who inhabited the temple long ago. The autumn colors of this temple are so beautiful as to earn it the nickname, the "Village of Brocade."

Basic Information

Address 157 Bodaisen-cho, Nara 630-8413
Access JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station: 15 minutes by bus headed to Tenri Station or Shimoyama. Get off at "Shimoyama," and ride the community bus to Maiya-machi for 7 minutes. Get off at "Yanagi Cha-ya" and walk for 30 minutes.
Inquiries Tel: +81-742-62-9569 / Fax: +81-742-62-9225
Closed on December 30th - 31st
Parking Paid parking space for 60 cars, 3 large buses

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Adults: 500 yen
University Students: 500 yen
High School Students: 500 yen
Middle School Students: 500 yen
Elementary School Students: 200 yen

Special Exhibitions & Openings
Adults: 500 yen
University Students: 500 yen
High School Students: 500 yen
Middle School Students: 500 yen
Elementary School Students: 200 yen
Price (Group) Adults: 400 yen
University Students: 400 yen
High School Students: 400 yen
Middle School Students: 400 yen
Elementary School Students: 150 yen

Special Exhibitions & Openings
Adults: 400 yen
University Students: 400 yen
High School Students: 400 yen
Middle School Students: 400 yen
Elementary School Students: 150 yen

Group prices are for groups of 30 or more.
Discount for Disabled Visitors Available
Senior Discount Available
Other Special Exhibition, Spring: April 18th - May 8th; Fall: November 1st - November 30th
Hours of Operation March-November: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December-February: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sightseeing

Events Memorial Service for Dolls: March 9th (Registration open all year)
Shusho-e Purification Ceremony: January 3rd-5th
Sake Festival: Second Saturday in January
Setsubun-e Purification Ceremony: Februrary 3rd
Yakushi-e Festival: April 18th
Winter Solstice Festival: December 22nd, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Flower-Viewing Heavenly bamboo: Approx. 3,000 stalks between Mid-November-Late January
Autumn foliage: Approx. 1,000 trees, best between early November-Early December
Special Openings April 18th-May 8th: Opening of Yakushi Buddha Seated Statue Storage Room
November 1st-30th: Yakushi Buddha Seated Statue and Buddhist Paintings
December 22nd: Yakushi Buddha Seated Statue

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Area Information

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Obitoke-dera Temple

734 Imaichi-cho, Nara 630-8444

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