Founded in AD606, this temple is built on the site believed to be the birthplace of Prince Shotoku, who was a strong supporter of Buddhism in Japan. Most of the temple was rebuilt in the Edo period. Within the complex, there is a mysterious stone, about 1 metre high, which predates the buildings, called the Nimenseki. Carved with the face of a man and a woman, it is thought to represent the two faces of humanity: good and evil.
Last update: 2016-11-14
- Venue Details & Access Info
532 Tachibana, Asuka, Takaichi
From Kintetsu Okadera Station:
- 29 minutes on foot from the station.
From Kintetsu Kashiharajingu-mae Station:
- Take a bus bound for Okadera-mae and alight at the Kawahara stop.
- 橘寺 Tachibanadera Temple
- address 高市郡明日香村橘532 532 Tachibana, Asuka, Takaichi
- Opening Time & Admissions
9:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Open all year round
*Group discount available
Available Foreign Languages
No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)
Information in English
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