Horyu-ji Temple

The oldest wooden construction in the world:

Horyu-ji Temple is in southern Ikaruga of Nara, and the oldest nation of Japan was nearby from here where there are many buildings and historical spot of that time remaining. Horyu-ji Temple is the existing world’s oldest wooden construction built  Emperess Suiko and Prince Shotoku who governed the country first in Japan in 607.It is not gorgeous at all, but it is the temple where the thought for the Japanese beauty to assume stillness and presence of mind the best than attracting attention is felt. It is also the World Heritage.


Access and Getting Around

Horyu-ji Temple Center: It is the Information Center of Horyu-ji Temple. It offers free tour guidebooks in English, Chinese and French. It offers rental bicycles two. Get the information first on arriving at Horyu-ji Temple. The outskirts are beautiful countryside. Using a rental bicycle is recommended.

Getting is convenient because of JR Horyu-ji Station. It takes 20 minutes to walk from Horyu-ji Station to Horyu-ji Temple, a bus is also available.

By train

13 minutes from Nara Station to Horyu-ji Station by JR Kansai Line with many train services.
30 minutes from Osaka to Horyu-ji Station by the JR Kansai Line with many train services.

By car

40 minutes from Nara Station.

Horyu-ji Temple


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Accommodation around Horyu-ji Temple


Ikaruga Tourism Association

Nara visitors Bureau