Horyuji temple


Horyuji Temple (Temple of Flourishing Law) built by Prince Shotoku, who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Japan.

It is the largest wooden temple in the entire country, and it owes its name to the fact that it was initially used as a seminary, where new priests were trained, and as a monastery.

In 1993 it was declared a world heritage site, and is listed as a national treasure in Japan.

It has a pagoda, the building of dreams and numerous murals. It is located approximately 12 km from the city center. It is accessed using the Yamatoji Line from the city’s central station.

From the station you have to walk for about 20 minutes or take bus number 60 (5 minutes).

Horyuji temple