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Akishino-dera Temple, Kyoto

Akishino-dera Temple - Kyoto, Japan
Akishino-dera Temple
757 Akishino-cho, Nara, Japan 631-0811Map
Nara-shi
+81 742 45 4600
Overview

It was Emperor Kounin's request to the priest Zenshu that resulted in the temple's construction which was finished in 780. In 1135 Akishino-ji suffered almost complete destruction from fire resulting from war. Its elegant main hall contains Buddhist art from both the Kamakura and Heian periods. Now a national treasure, it was rebuilt during the Kamakura period. Also noteworthy is an important cultural property, a statue of the deity of dance and music, Gigei-ten.

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Akishino-dera Temple General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Nara
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