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A World Heritage site that dates from the 7th century, Yakushiji is one of Japan's oldest temples. Though many of the structures have been rebuilt after fires, the East Pagoda is a National Treasure that has survived through eras. At the Genjo-sanzoin Garan across the road, you can view the marvelous Wall Painting of the Great Tang of the Western Regions by celebrated Nihon-ga artist Ikuo Hirayama.
|Access||From Kintetsu Nishinokyo Station (B28), walk approx. 1 minute.|
|Address||457 Nishinokyo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara|
|WEB||https://www.nara-yakushiji.com/ (Japanese language only)|
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