Shin Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara

Built in 747 by Empress Komyo as an offering for the recovery of Emperor Shomu, Shin Yakushi-ji Temple is now a single hall enshrining a powerful image of Yakushi, the Healing Buddha, surrounded by clay sculptures of 12 divine generals.

Shin Temple Yakushiji Temple Hondo

Shin Yakushiji Temple's main hall was originally the refectory.

The temple is situated near the Nara end of the Takisaka no Michi path from Yagyu.

Shin Temple Yakushiji Temple Pond

Pond at Shin Yakushiji Temple.

Shin Temple Yakushiji Temple Statue

Stone sculpture in front of Shin Yakushiji Temple.