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Yakushi-ji Temple Yakushiji (薬師寺) constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor’s sick wife. One of Japan’s oldest temples, Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric layout, with the main hall and lecture hall standing on a central axis, flanked by two Pagodas. The main hall was rebuilt in the 1970’s after being destroyed by fire and houses Yakushi trinity, a masterpiece of Japanese Buddhist art. The… Read More

Nara National Museum Built in 1895, the National Museum is the city’s most famous museum and houses numerous significant works of art. The most famous one of the Nara period of the 8th century. Permanent collection includes several galleries dedicated to archaeological finds. As well as beautiful exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, and calligraphy. I would suggest collections of essential religious items, including numerous Buddhist statues and paintings. English language guides are available…. Read More

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