A uniquely built Buddhist pilgrimage site in Sarnath, Japenese Temple might seem simple from outside but definitely boasts some striking features inside the main shrine. Located near the main market, this popular Buddhist pilgrimage in Sarnath is under the administration of Dharmachakra Indo-Japan Buddhist Cultural Society. Often touted as Nichigai Suzan Horinji Temple, it has huge hype amongst Buddhists. The architecture of the temple is in a typical Japanese style which includes a double storey pagoda. The striking structure of the temple resembles the internationally renowned Japanese temples in Kyoto, Japan. Just before the entrance of the main shrine, there is a statue of Lord Buddha beneath a tree on the right side. Whereas, on the left side, Japenese inscription can be seen written on a pillar. Inside the main temple, there is an imposing wooden sculpture of the reclining Buddha. All the wooden sculptures and items at this very famous Buddhist temple in Sarnath are made up of sandalwood. Besides, the ambiance of the Japanese Temple is so surreal that one could spend hours just adoring the beauty and tranquillity of this must-visit tourist attraction in Sarnath.
Next to Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007, India.
The Japenese Temple in Sarnath stays open all days a week. One can visit the temple on any day from sunrise to sunset.