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Todai-ji Temple

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

This temple was originally built in the 8th century, with great participation from ordinary people. That’s what I learnt from the presentation made at the museum. It has a very tall statue of Buddha in the meditation/blessing pose. Though the place was very crowded, one...More

Thank Ghanshyam_51
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing and beautiful temple. Deer heaven, thousands of them are moving around. Must bring camera. You can buy some food for deer, they are very friendly but once you show the food, they may be bit excited, better to be aware. The view of temple,...More

Thank Akalin A
Reviewed yesterday

We went to Todai-ji Temple 45 minutes before closing. There were not that many people there. The temple looks amazing from the outside. The big budah on the inside the temple is the most interesting part though. Seeing the statue and walking to it gave...More

Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolutely beautiful temple! The whole temple is huge compared to others we visited. The grounds are lovely to. We went part of a tour guide so heard about the history of the temple. There is a small shop inside the temple that sells cute...More

Thank Kirsty P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, you have to go here if you go to Nara. Todai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex in Nara and that includes the Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden) which houses the world's largest bronze Buddha statue. Everything...the statues, wooden structures, etc. is truly impressive. Outside deer...More

Thank davegras
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is insane, it’s so large, the Buddha inside is huge as well. If you’re in Nara this temple is a must see. Very impressive.

Thank mattycq
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the must see attractions in Nara, allegedly the biggest Buddha in the world. Built in the 8th century. Needless to say all tourists visiting the town will go here at some point. Best if you can avoid the Chinese holidays

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was nice to see. But there are definitely better places in Nara to explore for nature lovers! Historical and architectural point of few I can ensure- it was a very special experience. Especially the exterior of the temple..

Thank zuelal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to so many temples on our trip that I’m a bit Templed out but glad we came to see this. The size of the wooden building and Buddha statues are impressive!

Thank HeatherGibbons
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is located in the Nara park. Very impressive the big statues you can see inside the temple. If you came in Nara you can't miss this

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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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