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Todai-ji Temple

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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wooden structure” (164 reviews)
“bronze buddha” (94 reviews)
“great buddha” (122 reviews)
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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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+81 742-22-5511
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"wooden structure"
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"bronze buddha"
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"great buddha"
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"sheer size"
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"big buddha"
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"nara park"
in 216 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 58 reviews
"good luck"
in 41 reviews
"school children"
in 41 reviews
"day trip"
in 97 reviews
"todai ji"
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"main hall"
in 51 reviews
"deer park"
in 67 reviews
"take photos"
in 29 reviews
"entry fee"
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"souvenir shops"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s marvelous place... ample garden, the temple is impressively big and so is the Budha inside. Great pics! The area is full of deers that walk near the tourists looking for food. Some of them are so desperate that they would grab our bags and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beautiful Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha Vairocana in the world. The massive wooden building that houses the Buddha is also the largest wooden building in the world. It is quite something to see and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The sheer size of this place and the wooden structure is a must see. Well worth the entry fee!!!! Very busy.

Thank Lee R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sheer size of this temple, let alone the bronze statue of buddha, will surely take your breath away. Definitely the highlight of our Nara trip.

Thank gigi e
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget the crowds. Go. See. Be amazed. The largest bronze Buddha in Japan housed in the world’s largest wooden building.

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The access through the Nara park is exciting because everywhere hungry deer and their "bambi's" are begging for the " "in the park-sold" special deer-cakes. It was difficult to get fast to the temple because of the thousands of foreign and Japanese visitors. Especially youngsters...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The long approach to the world’s largest wooden structure is quite fitting. The long walk creates the suspense before you first lay eyes on the temple inside a walled courtyard. And just when you come to grips with the enormity of it you realise the...More

Thank Jean D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you make a beeline for the temple from Kintetsu Nara Station(not JR Nara Station), it will probably take 30mins or less if the shopping streets along the way did not slow you down. The temple houses a huge buddha statue. We took the free...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most of the temples that we had the pleasure of seeing on our tour of Japan, this was most impressive. These temple are massive and always worth the time it takes to visit. Must see like the rest of them. Make sure you go...More

Thank gread2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most photographed temple also because of the friendly deer in the grounds. the large Buddha Statue is very impressive and beautiful. It is a must visit if in this part of the world. Has a nice cafeteria and a souvenir store in the grounds.

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Graeme R
22 June 2017|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult but straight forward, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes with few photo stops on the way. If you want to take the public bus, there are bus stops in front of the train station and junction of road that... More
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Lilly R
20 May 2017|
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