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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
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This place is breath taking!!! So many things to see nearby... There are deers everywhere, you can buy cookies and they will walk right up to you to feed them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is breath taking!!! So many things to see nearby... There are deers everywhere, you can buy cookies and they will walk right up to you to feed them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk across Nara Park to come to the temple. Interesting to see deers chasing visitors/people with deer biscuits. The way where the entrance is placed; will leave you in awe of the main temple building as you enter. Wait till you see the giant Buddha

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's really amazing, the entrance to the temple is filled with tons of deers and souvenir shops, after purchasing your entrance ticket you get to the main hall of the temple, once you enter it you will see the largest buddha statue in Japan. This temple is highly regarded by the community, and many travel to Nara to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! This temple is one not to be missed on a trip to Nara. Not only is the outside of the temple impressive but the inside is breathtaking! We spent a good hour taking in the details and the features. Amazing place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So many deer as you walk up the main building. The biggst buddha ive ever seen and in such amazing display. Reasonable entry fee and well worth a visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only reason that i paid to enter the temple was because i had already travelled to Nara just now. The temple structure housing the buddha is big. I spent 5 mins trying to scrutinise the Buddha statue and moved on to the other statues. All in all i would say for people that aint interested in religious or historic stuff,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For me it was the most impressive temple that I have seen in Japan and I have been here for a year. It is a bit crowded tho, but such is with famous places. It makes for a great walk, especially more so in the spring and fall. Also, it is full of cheeky deer that are constantly hungry, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge (and i mean monstrous) temple and they allow you to take photos inside the temple. Definately the most impressive temple I saw on my trip and the friendly deer outside were a nice bit of entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is simply massive, gargantuan, and ridiculously huge. The buddha statue itself is almost as tall as the gundam statue in odaiba, The inside of the temple is nothing special, but the view from outside is just breathtaking, especially considering on which age this structure was made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was already impressed when we reached the first structure which turned out to be a gate. This led to another structure before we reached the imposing temple set in stunning surrounds in the winter sun. The whole area is a testament to Japanese architecture and they would have to be the most impressive wooden structures I have ever seen.... More 

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