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Todaiji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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Ranked #1 of 83 Attractions in Nara
4.5 of 5 stars 1,071 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Leeds
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A excellent visit and certainly for all those that visit Nara. The temple itself is amazing with wonderful architecture and design. I am a muslim and respect all walks of life and to add this to my collection of sites visited across the world is a true tribute to different cultures and values.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The gate to the complex is beautiful and guarded by huge warriors. The buddha and his dedicated temple are impressive, as as his minions. The wooden guardians are very beautiful and fierce. This is part of a larger complex, worth the walk up the hill to the smaller temples and a walk around the park nearby to the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you go to Nara you definitely need to see this place! Sure see the deer, but no trip is complete without visiting the giant Buddha of Todaiji Temple. Almost as amazing is the size and aura of the building that houses the statue of Buddha. Give yourself 45 minutes from entrance to exit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely temple with the biggest wooden sclupture in the world. Lovely to walk around with the deers roaming. The Buddha sclupture is a beautiful sight to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived right before closing, so it was great not to have much of a crowd. This temple to so magical and definatly was a highlight of my cross country Japan trip

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

OK by the time your read most of the guide books and reviews you will know that this is most famous and historically significant temple and a landmark not only in Nara but across Japan. It is also one of the world heritage sites, many of those in Japan. What you also might know by the time you make up... More 

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is my favorite temple (2nd visit). Humbled by it's enormous presence, this place is magnificent and splendid. You feel a sense of calm and awe here. Lots of important things to learn and good souvenirs at the exit.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our visit also included the Nara Park with its roaming deer. First of all, do not buy deer biscuits unless you want to be the centre of "deer attention" with them sticking their gloopy noses into pockets and over your clothes. Also try to avoid walking on their droppings if you want to stay on the right side of your... More 

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Palembang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Todaiji temple is the biggest, most famoust and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. one of world herritage....inside the temple there's very3 big Buddha statue (Daibutsuden) 15 meters tall and this is the world's largets wooden building too. a long the approach to Todaiji stands the Nandaimon Gate a large wooden gate watched over by 2 fierce looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I almost skipped this temple as we think of not to visit too many temple in Japan. I was glad that we didn't. We arrived late so did not have enough time to explore the temple. 15 mins only allow me to have a quick check on the main temple itself. The temple is huge and impressive, it is great... More 

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