Fodor's Expert Review Chugu-ji Temple

Western Nara Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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 (AD 552–645).

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Quick Facts

1-1-2 Horyu-j Kita
Nara-shi, Nara-ken  636-0111, Japan


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Rate Includes: ¥500

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