Chogakuji Temple

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Chogakuji Temple (長岳寺) is one of the oldest temple in Japan located in Nara. It was established in 824 by priest Kukai. There are many historical buildings and treasures that are over hundreds of years old. Most of them are registered as the important cultural assets of Japan. It has a beautiful garden with pond. At the back side montain, there are great buddha stone statues. It is also known as the flower temple, especially leading raod has a beautiful Azalea.

Visitor's Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Admision: 350 yen for adult, 300 yen for Students, 250 yen for Junior high, 200 Yen for Elementary School. Kids free.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00

0. at Nara Station.
1. use JR Sakurai Line to Yanagimoto Station.
2. walk east 20 min.

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Chogakuji Temple

Chogakuji is Shingon Buddhism Temple located in Tenri, Nara Prefecture. It was establshied in 824 by Priest Kukai. It has a beautiful seasonable flowers and many historical important cultural assets, such as building, buddist statues. Most of the building is over 300 years old and some of them are over 1,000 years old and still remaining in this temple.

Shoromon Gate (National Important Cultural Asset)
Over 1000 years old constructed by Priest Kukai when this temple was established. It is the oldest Shoromon gate in Japan.

The main Hall
Constructed in 1783.

Constructed in 1640.

Jizoin and Jizoin Main Hall (National Important Cultural Asset)
Constructed in 1630. Current Office. There is a beautiful gardens.

Amidason Statue and Kannon Statues(National Important Cultural Asset)(National Important Cultural Asset)
Made in 1151. The central Statue is Amidanyorai and both sides are Kannon. They are one of the best works for late Heian period. Its style takes to the design of Kamakura style statue. They are the oldest statues that has eyeballs.

Tamonten Zochoten Statues (National Important Cultural Asset)
Made during 9th to 11th century.

Stone statues
Made in Kamakura period.

Sakura, Azalea, Iris, Hydrangea, Maple, Camellia.

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