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Horinji Temple

法輪寺

Horinji Temple

法輪寺

Just north of Horyuji Temple, Horinji has an attractive three-storey pagoda and a collection of significant statues. It was possibly built by Prince Shotoku’s eldest son to pray for his father’s recovery from illness in AD 622, or it may have been built by three monks in AD 670: no one is certain. Lightning struck the pagoda in 1944, burning it to the ground. With donations from the public, it was reconstructed in 1978. There is an elegant Asuka Period Yakushi Nyorai (Healing Buddha), along with several statues of Prince Shotoku, other Buddhas and an eleven headed Kannon from the Heian period. In early autumn, the walk from Horyuji to Horinji leads through fields of delicate cosmos flowers.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

1570 Mii, Ikaruga, Ikoma

生駒郡斑鳩町三井1570

Access

From Kintetsu Koriyama Station:
- Take a bus bound for Horyuji and alight at the Chuguji-mae stop.

Name/address in local language

  • 法輪寺 Horinji Temple
  • address 生駒郡斑鳩町三井1570 1570 Mii, Ikaruga, Ikoma
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

Mar - Nov: 8:00 - 17:00
Dec - Feb: 8:00 - 16:30

Closed on

Open all year round

Admission

Adults: ¥500
Teenagers: ¥400
Children: ¥200

*Group discount available

Payment

Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Information in English

Contact Details
Tel

0745-75-2686

Fax

0745-75-2686

Website

http://www1.kcn.ne.jp/~horinji/

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