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Asuka-dera

682 Asuka, Takaichi-gun, Asuka-mura 634-0103, Nara Prefecture
+81 744-54-2126
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Site of oldest temple, houses oldest Buddha

Asuka Temple was included in our coach trip from Nara, otherwise, we would probably never... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Barry C
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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Historically significant

While historically significant...as it claims to be Japan's first Buddhist temple....but other than... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
thelonious22
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Seongnam
via mobile
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22 Jun 2017
“Site of oldest temple, houses oldest Buddha”
7 May 2016
“Historically significant”
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682 Asuka, Takaichi-gun, Asuka-mura 634-0103, Nara Prefecture
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+81 744-54-2126
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Asuka Temple was included in our coach trip from Nara, otherwise, we would probably never have heard of it. Site of the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, founded at the end of the 6th Century, it houses the oldest bronze statue of Buddha, created at...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

While historically significant...as it claims to be Japan's first Buddhist temple....but other than the bronze Buddha housed inside, just an ordinary temple

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is the oldest temple in Japan, the start of Japanese Buddhism and the beginning of the art of Buddha statue construction in Japan by Japanese artists. It was constructed more than 1400 years ago and has endured fires, earthquakes, typhoons and many other tests...More

Thank BryanBaier
Reviewed 5 December 2014

It was a hot day when we visited where many young girls gathered and heared from the temple chap.he explained how old the statue was which retrospect over 1400 years ago.the garden was small,surrounded by rice paddies.asuka is nicer than kyoto.

Thank NAKAMURATERUHISA
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