Once an imperial palace (Himuro Gosho) became the head provincial nunnery. Hokke-ji was established as a convent in 747 by ... More
Once an imperial palace (Himuro Gosho) became the head provincial nunnery. Hokke-ji was established as a convent in 747 by Empress Komyo, who was the wife of Emperor Shomu. She had inherited the place from Fubito Fujiwara, her father. It is known both for its elegant garden and its national treasure, a 9th century Buddhist art masterpiece of an 11-headed Kannon, which is only on view three times per year.
The museum is a venue for several exhibits throughout the year of visiting collections. The three main areas of the
permanent holdings are ceramics, woodblock prints and nihonga style paintings. Featured painters include Josaku Maeda and Ichiro Fukugawa, while ...
The Asukasou is a traditional Japanese style inn located in the heart of Nara city, with easy reach of the
famous Nara Park where you can meet the local Japanese deer. It is about a 10 minute walk from ...
Only 5 min walk to the Todaiji Temple, location of the Great Buddha of Nara, Hotel New Wakasa is close
to major tourist spots of the ancient capital town Nara such as the famous Nara Park and Kofukuji temple. ...
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