The Kansai Region Sights

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Chugu-ji (Chugu Temple)

Chugu-ji (Chugu Temple) Review

This temple was originally the home of Prince Shotoku's mother in the 6th century and is now a Buddhist nunnery. It houses an amazing wooden statue of the Miroku Bodhisattva, the Buddha of the Future. His gentle countenance has been a famous image of hope since it was carved, sometime in the Asuka period (552–645). Chugu-ji is a few minutes' walk north of the Yumedono.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1–1–2 Horyu-j Kita, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Western Nara, Nara, Nara-ken, 636-0111 | Map It
  • Phone: 0745/75–2106
  • Cost: ¥500
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: Western Nara
Updated: 09-20-2013

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