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Asukadera Temple

飛鳥寺

Asukadera Temple

飛鳥寺

One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, Asukadera Temple was founded in AD588 by the prominent Soga clan shortly after Buddhism was introduced from China and Korea.

Built under the direction of craftsmen from the Baekje Kingdom, part of modern-day Korea, the main hall and many of the statues show a strong Korean influence. Many buildings were brought to Naramachi when the capital moved to Heijyokyo, but Asukadera Temple remained. It houses Japan’s oldest great Buddha (almost 3m tall), dated to AD609.

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

682 Asuka, Asuka, Takaichi

高市郡明日香村飛鳥682

Access

From Kintetsu Kashiharajingu-mae Station:
- Take a bus bound for Okadera-mae and alight at the Asukadaibutsu stop.

Name/address in local language

  • 飛鳥寺 Asukadera Temple
  • address 高市郡明日香村飛鳥682 682 Asuka, Asuka, Takaichi
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Apr - Sep: 9:00 - 17:30
Oct - Mar: 9:00 - 17:00

Admission

Adults: ¥350
Teenagers: ¥250
Children: ¥200

*Group discount available

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Information in English

Contact Details
Tel

0744-54-2126

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