Local name元興寺
LocationNara, Nara, Japan

One of the oldest temples in Japan, this Zen temple is definitely worth visiting. Not as popular as other temples in the area, this hidden gem is free of crowds of tourists.

Tags Place of WorshipUNESCOBuddhistCastleZenMemorialTempleHistoricalHeritage
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From Osaka: Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from 87 USD

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am - 5 pm


JPY 500 per person

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Address Nara, Japan

Coordinates 34°40'39.777" N 135°49'52.498" E

Tours and activities: Gangō-ji

From Osaka: Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara

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from 87 USD

Kyoto: Ginkaku-ji, Philopher's Path and Nanzen-ji Tour

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from 72 USD

Kyoto Sky Cruising: 10-Minute Helicopter Tour

from 445 USD

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