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Shoryakuji Temple

正暦寺

Shoryakuji Temple

正暦寺

This temple could be considered the birthplace of modern sake. Just as monks in Europe pioneered brewing techniques for beer, temples in the Muromachi era made sake, known as Soboshu.

Shoryakuji Temple was one of the most famous producers, pioneering filtering techniques that are still in use today. Every November a sake tasting festival is held at the temple.

The temple houses several treasures, including a Yakushi Nyorai (healing Buddha) from the Asuka period and scrolls, paintings and statues from the Kamakura period. The best time to visit is autumn, with vivid foliage, dried persimmon sweets, sake tastings and vegetarian temple meals.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

157 Bosatsuyamacho, Nara

奈良市菩提山町157

Access

From JR Nara Station:
25 minutes by taxi from the station.

Name/address in local language

  • 正暦寺 Shoryakuji Temple
  • address 奈良市菩提山町157 157 Bosatsuyamacho, Nara
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Mar - Nov: 9:00 - 17:00
Dec - Feb: 9:00 - 16:00

Closed on

Dec 30 - Dec 31

Admission

Adults: ¥500
Children: ¥200

*Group discount available

Payment

Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Information in English

Information in Korean

Information in Chinese

Contact Details
Tel

0742-62-9569

Website

http://shoryakuji.jp/

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