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法輪寺・三井寺 [斑鳩] Hōrinji / Miidera (Ikaruga)

Hōrinji’s foundation has been archeologically dated to the 7th century at the latest. At which time... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
ART196
Looks Better From A Distance

Looks impressive as you hike up towards it but actually not much there when you get through the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
petertaylor57
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Sep 7, 2018
“Looks Better From A Distance”
Mar 22, 2017
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1571 Mii, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun 636-0101, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Looks impressive as you hike up towards it but actually not much there when you get through the gates. The pagoda is nice, but you will have seen better at the Horyuji, and again if you continue on to the Hokiji.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I paid 500 yen to get into this temple and none of the buildings were open. I felt ripped off. It's very peaceful, there was nobody else there.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hōrinji’s foundation has been archeologically dated to the 7th century at the latest. At which time the temple’s 3-tier pagoda was built. But, regrettably, the pagoda burnt down completely in just 2 hours after being struck by lightning in 1944. Japan had lost a national...More

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