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Hokiji Temple


Hokiji Temple


One of the seven great temples founded by Prince Shotoku, Hokiji Temple was founded by his son after Shotoku’s death and completed in 708. There is a legend that the temple was built on the site of Prince Shotoku’s original palace, and excavations have revealed the foundations of a previous building. The pagoda is the only remaining original structure. The other buildings were rebuilt in 1694 and 1863. The Kodo hall contains a beautiful eleven faced Kannon of gilded wood. Less crowded than Horyuji Temple and set amongst lush gardens with a lotus pond, Hokiji Temple has something to offer throughout the year.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info

1873 Okamoto, Ikaruga, Ikoma



From JR Yamato Koizumi Station:
- 20 minutes on foot from the station.

Name/address in local language

  • 法起寺 Hokiji Temple
  • address 生駒郡斑鳩町大字岡本1873 1873 Okamoto, Ikaruga, Ikoma
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Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Feb 22 - Nov 3: 8:00 - 17:00
Nov 4 - Feb 21: 8:00 - 16:30

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Open all year round


Adults: ¥300
Children: ¥200

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