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Todai-ji Temple

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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought the Nandai-mon gate was impressive then I saw the Daibutsu-den Hall (which is supposed to be one of the biggest wooden buildings in the world). It was incredible, I thought it was even more amazing than the Great Buddha who lives inside. A...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have seen many large Buddha statues, so it wasn't the first time that I was seeing one, But the outside structure where the Buddha is housed and the entire experience is well worth the effort if you have a day (or even 5 hours to...More

Thank NJCricketer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well.. There is a huge statue of Buddah. And a temple. Thats it. Cool and all but do not expect more than that.

Thank Randersson10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most impressive temple I've seen in Japan. The temple itself looks pretty, but it's what's inside that is awesome: three gigantic Buddha and two statues of two guardian deities.

Thank AstroChompski
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here a couple of times over the last 30 years. Yes you can get a picture with the deer, after a while though they are more of a pest however the buildings, built without nails and the grounds are beautiful. A must...More

Thank BoBahoravitch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Apparently this is the world's largest wooden structure. Inside sits a Buddha with other smaller guardians. Make sure you enter through the left and walk clockwise. Nara Park is nearby.

Thank andrewhanhy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I was searching about Nara, I found this temple and go there was the best thing that I ever did in my live. It’s very beautiful and very different of other temples that I went. Just a recommendation: take care with the deers in...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you only have a few hours to spare during you trip to Japan, go see this temple in Nara. The temple is the size of a cathedral, and made of wood. The Buddha is too large to describe - you need to see...More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going in, so much respect shown to the buddhism religion. There is also a hole that kids crawl through and if you can fit through then you will receive good luck. I managed to fit through even though I'm was 19

Thank Lachlan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive wooden Buddhist temple. It houses a 50 foot bronze statue of Buddha. It is from 750. Just after the entrance into the complex there is a manned table- and they offer a free 15 minute guided tour. We found out guide helpful in explaining...More

Thank Mid-Kate
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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
Lilly R
20 May 2017|
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