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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%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“wooden structure” (169 reviews)
“nara park” (221 reviews)
“bronze buddha” (96 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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"nara park"
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"bronze buddha"
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"great buddha"
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"big buddha"
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"awe inspiring"
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"school children"
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"good luck"
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"day trip"
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"todai ji"
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"main hall"
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"deer park"
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"take photos"
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"tame deer"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As we walked towards the temple from Nara Park, we passed through the Great Southern Gate with its two massive guardians. After paying our admission fee, we entered a large central courtyard leading up to the temple. Our first stop was a trough of water...More

Thank wireless_in_CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was really late and I arrived in that place just in time of their closing time. Lucky I'm allowed to go in, as the last person I suppose, as they're so punctual of the time. And once Im in there I can wander around...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place with friends and family . Words largest wooden Budda temple witj 500 Ton statue. Lot of dear in surrounding.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historical Buddhist temple is over 100 years old and I was so amazed by the great condition of this temple, which was made of only wood. Before going in to Todai-ji, you'll pass by a path of hundreds of deer, which would make your...More

Thank Yoke Mei L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To make it in the top five with over 77,000 temples throughout Japan is quite a feat. A landmark of Nara, this is one of Japan's most famous temples. Originally constructed in 752, it is historically significant as it was the head Temple of all...More

2  Thank raymondmC6721ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first temple that overwhelmed me with its beauty. The 'wow' feeling upon seeing it in front of my eyes... A tour in the temple is a must do in Nara.

1  Thank shiu min l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This was one of my favorite temples in all of Japan, thanks to the massive Buddha statue inside a massive wooden building. Breathtaking!

Thank Jesse M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the best starting point of Nara. Take the yellow bus (230 yen) to Todai-ji, the location of the bus will be stated on directional signs in the station. Anticipate a huge crowd here. Nevertheless, bask in the sight of the tranquil pond (Kagamiike) even...More

1  Thank Rene T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will arrive at Todai-Ji after having walked through Nara Park, where you will have interacted with many many white tailed deer. This is a beautiful mind set with which to approach Todai-Ji temple, it's gigantic gate and fierce wooden guardians, and the largest bronze...More

Thank Ashley D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is a must see in Nara, you really should visit it if you have the chance. The Great Buddha is spectacular to see. It is very crowded, but worth to go there anyway. I visited it with a friend and a tour guide,...More

Thank Berta B
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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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