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Chugu-ji Temple

中宮寺

Chugu-ji Temple

中宮寺

This temple was originally the palace of Prince Shotoku’s mother, which later became a nunnery. It is worth visiting for its two treasures. The Miroku Bosatsu is an elegant seated figure, carved from camphor wood and finished in dark lacquer in the Asuka period. With its serene face and beautifully-balanced proportions, it is a superb example of Buddhist art and invites quiet contemplation. The other treasure to see is an intricately embroidered image of heaven, which was commissioned by Prince Shotoku’s consort after his death.

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

1-1-2 Horyuji-kita, Ikaruga, Ikoma

生駒郡斑鳩町法隆寺北1-1-2

Access

From JR Horyuji Station:
- Take a bus bound for Horyujimon-mae and alight at the end of the line.

Related VenuesHoryuji Temple
Horyuji Treasure House

Name/address in local language

  • 中宮寺 Chugu-ji Temple
  • address 生駒郡斑鳩町法隆寺北1-1-2 1-1-2 Horyuji-kita, Ikaruga, Ikoma
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Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Oct 1 - Mar 20: 9:00 - 16:00 (last admission 15:45)
Mar 21 - Sep 30: 9:00 - 16:30 (last admission 16:15)

Admission

Adults: ¥600
Teenagers: ¥450
Children: ¥300

*Group discount available

Payment

Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

Information in English

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Contact Details
Tel

0745-75-2106

Website

http://www.chuguji.jp/

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