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The Kansai Region Sights

Chugu-ji (Chugu Temple)

  • 1–1–2 Horyu-j Kita Map It
  • Western Nara
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 09/20/2013

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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.

Sight Information


1–1–2 Horyu-j Kita, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara, Nara-ken, 636-0111, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Daily 9–4

Updated 09/20/2013


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