A World Heritage Site dating back to 728 CE, Todai-ji Temple has served as a central Buddhist temple complex known for its administrative control over provincial temples. Today, it remains a pilgrimage and ritual site for international Buddhism. The main hall, a massive wooden building, contains a 15 m (49.2 ft) bronze statue of the Buddha flanked by bodhisattvas. Check out the onsite museum, which features rotating displays of the temple's collection of religious art and cultural artifacts. Try not to scare the deer roaming the temple grounds, as Shintoism considers them godly messengers. Planning Nara trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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Todai-ji Temple Reviews
Declarado patrimonio de la humanidad. El Buda Buda gigante reina en la gran sala,"el Buda que brilla a lo largo del mundo como el sol". Es una visita obligada en Nara. more »Declared a World Heritage Site. The giant Buddha Buddha reigns in the great hall,"the Buddha that shines throughout the world like the sun." It's a must-see in Nara.
わんこ連れての東大寺です。 沢山の人が来られてました。 外国人も沢山。 大仏殿に入るといらっしゃいます！ びっくりします。すみません 立派でありがたい大仏さまです。 わんこの受け入れ有難うございました( ^ω^ ) more »It is Todaiji temple of the dog. A lot of people came. There are a lot of foreigners, too. You come to the Great Buddha! I'm surprised. I'm sorry, i'm a great buddha. Thank you for accepting this wand (^ω^ )
A beautiful and strikingly large temple. Inside you can find the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world (or at least so I was told). This temple stood out to me compared to other temples because of its size and beauty. You don't necessarily have to go inside and pay an entrance fee, you can also see the temple from a distance at the courtyard before the entry. If you do decide to go inside, there are more opportunities for great pictures and the statue inside is also nice to see.
Simply amazing temple. Probably one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. The pictures don't do the size of the Buddha and the temple justice. A definite must-see!
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