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 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.
Pond at Shin Yakushiji Temple.
Stone sculpture in front of Shin Yakushiji Temple.