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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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“wooden structure” (153 reviews)
“bronze buddha” (91 reviews)
“great buddha” (115 reviews)
406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building needs to be huge to accommodate the Daibitsu Buddha for sure, but there is also room for interesting models of the building throughout history. Also, a great tourist attraction is the column with a hole drilled out that is the size of his...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 2 days ago

Indeed !... After entering to the grounds of this Budhist Temple, it's enormous dimensions stand appalling above the stairs to it's fantastic open wooden doors . Inside , the golden statue of Budha wayts for your admiration and for the respect and pra from the...More

Thank GaiaGlobetrotter
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a temple, I should say is a 'MUST' visit,is in Nara. Huge statues of Buddha, and others deities, outside is a big ground with deers roaming ,and u can get close to them and feed them. Outside are many eateries can also visit...More

Thank Kwan O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have a plan to travel to Nara and you have dicided to use JR train. I would suggest that you take a bus ride to the place and walk back when you return to the station (about 20 mins but you get a...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the entry gate which is huge and elaborately carved to the brass statues of Lord Buddha which are present in the sanctum- sanctorum of this temple it is grand in the true sense of the word. One of the few temples in Japan where...More

Thank DrKlair
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the nicest temples we have visited. Beautiful stories, very nice building and the big Buddha is impressive!

Thank Douwe d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filled with tourists. But the architecture and Buddha statues was stunning. They sell the temple entrance tickets with some museum tickets. I recommend to just get the temple tickets as the museum is quite mediocre.

Thank B_rendayy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The various buildings that make up the "temple" are stunning and they are in a beautiful deer park setting. The weekends can be crowded as there are lots of school parties but they are very orderly (controlled by teachers with megaphones). The deer are also...More

Thank AnnHeather
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sheer size of this place is awesome. Beautiful wooden structure surrounded by lush gardens peppered with the famous deer of Nara. Plan on arriving early if you want the best pictures of the sprawling grounds and the shrines. No tripods allowed. The large bronze...More

Thank Counterfeiter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My local friend recommended this one since it's different from the other temples in Kyoto, being a Buddhist temple. The grounds outside is great for taking pictures and seeing the Buddha statue inside is worth the 500 yen admission fee. It's enormous! If you have...More

Thank Ken Y
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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|
Response from Matt E | Reviewed this property |
8:00 to 16:30 (November to February)  8:00 to 17:00 (March)  7:30 to 17:30 (April to September)  7:30 to 17:00 (October)