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Kairyuoji Temple



Kairyuoji Temple is also referred as Sumidera Temple (corner temple), since it stood at the northeast corner of Heijo-kyo (Nara). The temple was built in 731 by Empress Komyo to pray for the maritime safety of Japanese missions to Tang China. The temple's principal image is a golden standing statue of the eleven-faced Kannon Bosatsu, which was created by a Kei-school Kamakura-era sculptor and was based on the Kannon Bosatsu carved by Empress Komyo. The temple is also a famous spot for Thundberg's meadowsweet flowers.

Location Information

  • Address

    897, Hokkeji Kitamachi, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8001

  • Nearest Station
    Shinomiya Station
    ・ Kintetsu-nara Line
    14 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Closed
    Irregular holidays
    *During rough weather*Closed December 25 – 31*Closed August 12 – 17
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