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History and Traditional Culture

Gangoji Temple

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Gangoji Temple originated as Asukadera Temple (Hoko-ji Temple), the first authentic temple in Japan, before being moved and rebuilt on its current site as part of the ancient capital of Heijo-kyo. Its Gokuraku-do Hall (Main Hall) and the Zen Room are designated as National Treasures, as is the five-storied pagoda in the Horinkan Hall—a site not to be missed. With flowers blooming year-round, the scenery of the temple can be enjoyed in all four seasons. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

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Gangoji Temple

NARA

Access From Kintetsu Kintetsu-Nara Station (A28), walk approx. 15 minutes.
Address 11 Chuin-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
WEB https://gangoji-tera.or.jp/en/
KINTETSU RAIL PASS Benefit
  • Adult admission fee: 500 yen → 400 yen
  • Adult admission fee for special exhibitions: 600 yen → 540 yen