Japanese Temple / Burmese Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Kushinagar Bus Stand): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: Near Parinirvana Stupa

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Kushinagar Bus Station, the Japanese Temple is a Buddhist temple nestled amidst the age-old temples and stupas in Kushinagar. Situated near Parinirvana Stupa, it is one of the well-known tourist attractions in Kushinagar.

Popularly known as Burmese Temple or Golden Temple by the locals, the Japanese Temple is one of the unique structures and among the most-visited tourist destinations in Kushinagar. The temple is a marvel of Buddhist architectural grandeur of modern times. The Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association has built this temple which was generously funded by the Japanese monarchy.

The temple has a singular circular chamber that houses a magnificent Buddha statue made of eight metals or ashta dhatu. The statue was originally brought from Japan in a dismantled form and was finally given shape over here. The image is softly lit through a small stained glass window that makes it a beautiful sight. Tourists from all over the world come here to get a glimpse of this unique statue. Lifesize statues of monks and religious figures add to the overall spiritual atmosphere in this temple complex.

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free