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Toshodaiji Temple, Nara

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Pay a visit to UNESCO-protected Toshodaiji Temple, and admire the architecture and atmosphere of the Buddhist temple of the Russhu sect. Established in 759 CE by Jianzhen, a Chinese monk who was instrumental in propagating Buddhism in the country, the temple includes a single-story main hall, considered an archetype of classical period design. In light of its architectural and cultural significance, the temple complex has been awarded, along with other historic monuments in the city, UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Arrange your visit to Toshodaiji Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nara using our Nara trip itinerary app .
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  • Temple smaller and less mediated than Todaiji. It looks fast and is enriching by its design and inner peace. Full of deer outside, of not ...
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  • Toshodai-ji temple is the Diametric opposite of Todai-ji temple. Literally and figuratively. There are no crowds of tourists and deer beggars. You will be here alone or almost alone. Most tourists go ...  more »
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