This is a World Heritage site temple that has more than 1300 years of history. Yakushi-ji is worshiped as a temple that can ward off disease. Observe the temple architecture with its distinctive style and the National Treasure Buddhist statue. In front of Yoraku Gate, there is a restaurant called “Gin” where you can take a break and have some tea.
Along with Heijo Palace and Yakushi-ji Temple, it is one of the 8 cultural properties of ancient Nara that have been collectively registered as the World Heritage site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. On the temple grounds, several National Treasure cultural properties can be viewed including the Golden Hall that boasts valuable Tenpyo Era architecture and a statue of Buddha from the same time period that has been considered to be a masterpiece.