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Japan's most famous temple, with the world's oldest wooden buildings (over 1,300 years old), is also the country's first World Heritage Site. Also called Ikaruga-dera, the temple is the headquarters of the Shotoku-shu Buddhist Sect. Path to
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Admission charged. The 1,000 yen ticket gets you into the three major sights.
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Nandaimon Gate 南大門
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Horyuji temple, Nandaimon Gate, National Treasure 南大門(国宝)
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Horyuji is one of Japan's most famous temples, with the world's oldest wooden buildings (over 1,300 years old). Japan's first World Heritage Site.
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Also called Ikaruga-dera, the temple is the headquarters of the Shotoku-shu Buddhist Sect founded by Shotoku Taishi.
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西院伽藍
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Map of Horyuji. Large complex of buildings. Only two precincts are open to the public.
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Horyuji and World Heritage Site (Japan's first) marker1 comments
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Sai-in Garan West Precinct 西院伽藍
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三経院 National Treasure
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Horyuji temple Five-Story Pagoda and Kondo Hall, National Treasures 五重塔 金堂
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Five-Story Pagoda and Kondo Hall, National Treasures 五重塔 金堂
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Goju-no-To (Five-Story Pagoda), National Treasure, Horyuji 五重塔
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Horyuji Goju-no-To (Five-Story Pagoda) National Treasure 五重塔
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You can enter or see inside the buildings, but no photography is allowed inside.
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Daikodo Hall and Five-Story Pagoda, National Treasures 五重塔
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Horyuji temple Kondo Main Hall, National Treasure 金堂
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Kondo Main Hall, National Treasure 金堂
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Kondo Main Hall, National Treasure 金堂
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Kondo Main Hall, National Treasure 金堂
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Kondo Main Hall, National Treasure 金堂
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Kondo Main Hall, National Treasure 金堂
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To Daikōdō Hall
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Daikōdō Hall, National Treasure. Houses Buddha statues. 大講堂
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Horyuji temple, Daikōdō Hall, National Treasure 大講堂
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Lantern
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Lantern relief
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Chūmon Gate, National Treasure 中門
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Chūmon Gate, National Treasure 中門
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Even the corridor is a National Treasure 西院伽藍の廻廊
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Chūmon Gate and Kondo Hall
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Corridor and Chūmon Gate 西院伽藍の廻廊
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National Treasure
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Daiho-zoin Museum. Admission included in the 1,000 yen ticket. 大宝蔵院
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Daiho-zoin Museum 大宝蔵院
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Tōdaimon Gate, National Treasure 東大門
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Path to Yumenodo Pavilion
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Path to Yumenodo Pavilion
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Path to Yumenodo Pavilion
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Gate to Yumenodo Pavilion
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Ticket gate to Yumenodo. Admission included in the 1,000 yen ticket.
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Yumenodo Pavilion, National Treasure 夢殿
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Horyuji temple, Yumenodo Pavilion, National Treasure 夢殿
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絵殿、舎利殿
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絵殿、舎利殿
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Bell tower in East Precinct 東院鐘楼
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Bell tower in East Precinct 東院鐘楼
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東院鐘楼
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Signs to other temples
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