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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka

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This is by far the most beautiful temple we have seen during our Japan trip. Stunning architecture and the impressive Buddha statues in the temple. The atmosphere of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeffrey B
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is by far the most beautiful temple we have seen during our Japan trip. Stunning architecture and the impressive Buddha statues in the temple. The atmosphere of the surrounding is tranquil, with lots of cherry blossom trees and deers. Such a unique place to visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was so amazing to see! Beautiful beyond words! The main Buddha statue is absolutely awe inspiring as are the other items you can view. The temple is stunning! It can be a bit crowded during peak visiting hours so I would recommend coming earlier in the morning or later in the evening.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Todaiji Temple is the largest wooden building in Japan. It houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha, and the surrounding park is filled with over 1,000 Sika deer.

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Thank clairmontjeff
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go for the pure history and architecture of this site which is incredible. The approach is amazing - ignore the crowds and the dear that collecting along the edges because it is still easy to move around inside the temple. You will also meet dear along the way at the entrance as they sell their food close by.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Buddha statue is indeed inspiring as is the entire temple environment. So as you might expect it is a busy place but a must see.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, if you go to Nara you cannot miss this. It is by far the most stunning temple around. The main Buddha statue is impressive, but the flanking boddhistavas are perhaps even more beautiful. Try to get in at a time that avoids the many tourgroups that pass through each day.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a train from Osaka to Nara. We took the Gurutto bus (100 yen) like a hop on and off bus from the kintetsu nara station. Todaiji is located 2-3 stops away. There are a lot of deers roaming around near the entrance of Todaiji. Lots of souvenirs shop and restaurants around. Todaiji itself is massive, a must visit,... More 

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Locarno, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The big Buddha temple... Is it overrated? Maybe a little bit. The Buddha itself is huge of course, but strangely it is not so impressive. I appreciated the temple's architecture, and the huge dimensions of each piece in order to contain such a huge Buddha. The funny part is of course trying to go through the "nose" to get lucky!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just wanted to come and see / feed the deers, but this temple is absolutely beautiful ! I love the serenity and detail of this temple. In my opinion this beats the kyoto imperial palace for scenery and detail. Bronze Buddha inside is a magnificent sight. Light streaks of sunset goes through the slotted windows will add to the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visted Todai-Ji temple and other nearby attractions as a day-trip from Kyoto. The trip from the JR Kyoto train station to the JR Nara train station is a relatively short 45 minute ride if you catch the express train. If you catch the local train, which stops at all stations, the ride will be about an hour. Note that there... More 

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