Visit this temple to see one of the most ancient images of the Buddha in Japan, and explore the history of this once huge temple complex.
Access Asukadera Temple by bus or bicycle.
Take the Kame Loop bus to Asuka Daibutsu-mae from Kashiharajingu-mae Station. If you're interested in visiting other nearby spots, then renting a bicycle is a great option for easy exploration.
The Asuka Great Buddha is unquestionably the biggest draw of this temple. The statue sits in the main hall of the temple, and gazing upon this serene sculpture will certainly help you to relax after a long day. Although multiple fires have destroyed much of the statue, part of the original face, hand and left ear are still unchanged from their 606 original. Visit the temple and its magnificent statue to experience some of the earliest moments of Buddhism in Japan.