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Toshodaiji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-7900
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Worth the detour from main Nara Park area - lots of history and well maintained

This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brown_Samantha
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Washington
The largest wooden temple - Amazing

Toshodaiji temple is the crown jewel of Nara. Breathtaking and worthwhile a trip if you are in... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2017
TX2005
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Frisco, Texas
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Nara, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady at the Tourist Center told us how to take the bus to get here. It took a little bit of time; if you're tight on time, the...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Toshodaiji temple is the crown jewel of Nara. Breathtaking and worthwhile a trip if you are in Kyoto or Osaka.

1  Thank TX2005
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

One of many temples in Nara, probably not worth a separate trip but good to see when you are visiting other more famous temples in Nara.

1  Thank Advisor_Miro
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Beautiful classic architecture and a site to behold. Gorgeous structure with important history if you're a history buff! Worth the visit!

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

One of the Very historical temple in Nara. Very good Togo for a walk and understand its history. Must buy some crackers to feed deers. It is really fun.

Thank J*Ck Tsao E
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

The building is beautiful. The main sculptures are moving. Recommended. The time to spend here is brief, but well worth it.

Thank imagier
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

As it juts out of the cliff, the view of the outlying grounds are remarkable. It is a nice walk around the grounds as well with lots of photo opportunities throughout.

Thank World1day
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Loving history i felt was very important to visit this temple with a great construction skil! Buddha and beautiful landscape! If you ever visit Nare is a must stop over!

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Spend a few moments or a day soaking up the atmosphere of this holy place. Wander through the halls and the gardens. Carefully notice the minute carvings and statues. Relax and absorb

1  Thank amarilloannie
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Toshodaiji is one of three temples - the other two being Horyu-ji and Yakushi-ji - that make a nice day trip from Nara. A combined train/bus tour takes you in a small loop south of Nara. Collectively the three temples are well worth the visit.

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Ali A
April 12, 2015|
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Response from xlcapris | Reviewed this property |
if travelling from nara jr station by bus 20 min each way. you could walk around in 30 min but don't rush ,,,,,,take your time so about 1-1.5 hrs should be fine
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Ian M
February 1, 2015|
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Response from hakiko_5 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is saying they are opening on all the day, so you will be alright. However, they close at 17:00 (you need to get a ticket by 16:30). Hope you have a great trip!
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