Yakushi-ji Temple

UNESCO World Heritage

Yakushiji World Heritage Site
漢字(Kanji)Chinese Charater薬師寺
ひらがなHiraganaやくしじ
ローマ字Roma-jiYakushi-ji
Buddhist Sect :  The head of the Hosso sect
Official English Web Site
https://www.yakushiji.or.jp/en/


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      Yakushi-Ji

Yakushiji Temple was established in 680 by Emperor Tenmu to pray for the recovery of his consort (who would later become Empress Jito) from an illness. However, all of the buildings except the East Pagoda were burned down by many natural and man-made disasters.

Yokushiji| Genjo Sanzoin
Contents Genjo Sanzoin (玄奘三蔵院)Yakushiji North Gate(北門) Yorakumon (與楽門)Genjo Sanzo Precinct Omon (大門)Kabukimon(冠木門), Honbo Jimusyo(Yakushiji Headquarters)本坊寺務所Genjo-Sanzo Precinct(玄奘三蔵院伽藍)Raimon (礼門) Genjyoto (玄奘塔) – Xuang Zang PagodaKintetu Kashihara Line – Nishinokyo Station Genjo Sanzoin (玄奘三蔵院) Yakushiji North Gate(北門) Yorakumon (與楽門) Genjo Sanzo…
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Yakushiji| Kondo – West & East Pagoda
West Pagoda & East Pagoda (Saito) – East Pagoda Tower (To-To) – Kondo – Main Hall Yakushi Triad – Daikodo – Large Lecture Hall
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Yakushiji | Toindo
Toindo (東院堂) Sho-Kanzeon Bosatsu image Syoro (Bell Tower) – Lotus Flower – Jikido (the dining hall) Fudo-do
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Yakushiji| South Gate – Minamimon
Yakushiji| South Gate – Minamimon – Chumon : History – Yakushiji was built in 680 at the wish of the Emperor Tenmu, the 40th Emperor, at the Fujiwara Capital in Asuka, and transferred to its…
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