VISITOR INFORMATION & FAQ

Yakushiji Temple
Admission fees

* Areas open to the public differ by time of the year.

Admission time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
(Reception closes at 4:30 PM.)
* The West Pagoda and the Jikido are specially open for viewing during specific periods.
A fee of ¥500 is required for each in addition to the regular admission fee.
* Special discount passes give access to the Kondo (Main Hall), the Daikodo,
the Toindo, the Genjo Sanzoin Complex, the West Pagoda, and the Jikido.

Admission fees

target period

1/1~1/8

3/1~6/30

8/13~8/15

9/16~11/30

Other period
Available locations Kondo (Main Hall)
Daikodo
Toindo
Genjo Sanzoin Complex
Kondo (Main Hall)
Daikodo
Toindo
Adult Individual 1,100円 800円
Group 1,000円 720円
Junior/
Senior high school student
Individual 700円 630円
Group 500円 450円
Elementary school student Individual 300円 270円
Group 200円 180円

Special pass
*Two more halls can be viewed in addition to the ones included with the regular tichet.

target period

1/1~1/8

3/1~6/30

8/13~8/15

9/16~11/30

Available locations
Kondo (Main Hall)
Daikodo
Toindo
Genjo Sanzoin Complex
West Pagoda
Jikido
Adult
1,600円
Junior/
Senior high school student
1,200円
Elementary school student
300円

FAQ

When does the temple open and close to visitors?

The temple opens at 8:30 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Last admission is at 4:30 pm.

How long will it take to visit the temple and attend services?

It will take more than an hour if you wish to see all of the halls when Genjo Sanzo-in is open to the public. And if you wish to listen to a howa, you will need about 30 more minutes.

Can I use a credit card or PayPay for payment?

No, we only accept cash.

Where can I collect the temple’s goshuin (red-ink stamp)?

There is a goshuin-jo (goshuin reception desk) inside the Great Lecture Hall.

Can a monk give me a guided tour of the temple?

We do not provide such service.

Is there a guide who can give us a tour of the temple complex (garan)?

Please apply for a volunteer guide. Nara City Tourism Association: 0742-27-8866

Where can I find the bus stops for JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station or Horyuji Temple?

There is one in front of the Nishinokyo Station and another at the Yakushiji Temple South Parking Lot.

When do the parking lots close?

The parking lots open at 8:20 am and close at 5:00 pm. Please enter the parking lot with enough time to make it for last admission at 4:30 pm.

Please tell me how to get to Toshodaiji Temple.

It is about a 10 to 15-minute walk from the North Reception on the north side of Yakushiji Temple.