Taima Peaceful Course

While walking around Ikaruga district, you can discover not a few sites and buildings related to legends.
For example, the legend of Narihira's love as well as other mysteries. To be sure, these stories are attractive but you'll be surprised more at the fact that you are on the very streets where the ancient nobles once walked. Even today, such legends are passed onto the local people. We recommend the Taima Peaceful Course(from Horyuji Temple to Taimadera Temple) tracing back, as it does, to ancient faiths and traditione.

Horyuji I Center
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1 minutes on foot

Monument for Naramaru the First
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Naramaru the First was a Rokyoku performer in the Meiji period. Rokyoku is a genre of traditional Japanese narrative singing. The monument was built by Naramaru the Second and the pupils in 1928.

1 minutes on foot

A Pair of Votive lantems of Horyuji
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7 minutes on foot

Mamako-jizo / The Well of Narihira
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Hinkiri Jizo is also said to be a stepchild Jizo, Mamako-jizo in the work of the Prince of the law. Once upon a time, a stepchild was bullied by his mother. The stepchild became a intently because it was said, "Please eat the Jizo rice", and the Jizo was opened the mouth and the rice was eaten because it was told, ' it is made to eat to you if it eats the rice of the ground of the 500 well '. It is said that the stepmother who knew this also enlightened, and loved the stepchild as well as the child of the real thereafter.

20 minutes on foot

Jinnan Yunen-ji Temple
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It is located almost in the center of Jinnan village. Its history is unknown. The principal image, Amida Buddha, is made of single wood block, finished with polychrome, which is estimated to have been made in the early Muromachi period. Jizo Bodhisattva statue of the early Muromachi period which used to be the principal image of Mitsumuro-do hall adjacent to the Jinnan Yunen-ji temple is enshrined there together with Sho-Kannon Bodhisattva statue, both of which are national important cultural properties

15 minutes on foot

Okidome Susanoo-jinja Shrine
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The enshrined god is Susanoo no-mikoto. The shrine is made in the Kasuga-zukuri style with the cypress bark roof. It is estimated to have been built in the late Muromachi period. It is designated a Prefectural Important Cultural Property as an example of the late medieval shrine.

7 minutes on foot

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2 minutes on foot

Izanami-no-mikoto-jinja Shrine
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The shrine is located in the northwest of Ioi village. The enshrined goddess is “Izanami-no-mikoto”, also called “Hakusan-Daigongen”. The main shrine is made in the Kasuga-zukuri style, and richly colored vermillion. It was the tutelary shrine for Fukuanji Temple which had already been ruined. The main shrine was designated as an important cultural property in 1954. As this Muromachi period structure was seriously damaged, a dismantling restoration was carried out and completed in 1971.

4 minutes on foot

Ikaruga Otsuka Tumulus
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The tumulus is located on the north side of Ioi village. It is a circular earth mound with a diameter of about 35 meters and a height of 4 meters. An emergency investigation was carried out because the burial facility was accidentally discovered during the construction of cenotaph in 1954. The investigation confirmed that the tumulus had already been looted, but some mirrors, iron swords, cylindrical bronze ware were unearthed. It is estimated to be the tumulus of the early 5th century.

9 minutes on foot

Horyuji i Center (Tourist Information Center)
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We will advise as to the town of Ikaruga, including Horyuji Temple, and also provide information on attractions and historical places.



Three Ancient Pagodas Course

The“Three Pagodas”refer to the five-story pagoda of Horyuji Temple and the three-story pag


Prince Shotoku Course

According to the Nihon Shoki,in 593, Prince Shotoku became regent.Later,in 605, Prince Shotoku


Flowers and Shallows Course

Spring reminds us of the cherry blossoms in Mt.Yoshino and autumn, of the scarlet maple leaves


Fujinoki Tumulus / Poet Narihira Course

On this course, one can appreciate the history of Ikaruga's Tumulus Period. While walking


Nature-Watching Course

Ikaruga district extends between the Yata Hills in the north and the Yamato River in the south