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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

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This temple is one of the best I have ever seen. Beautifully built, impressive construction of beautiful proportions. Inside the Buddha is amazing and all of the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This temple is one of the best I have ever seen. Beautifully built, impressive construction of beautiful proportions. Inside the Buddha is amazing and all of the other statues are just as impressive. The temple gates have two massive carved guards that are completely stunning. You must go!

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laguna, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Walked about what felt like 1.5 km from subway. They charge an Entrance fee. It was so grand and impressive. To see such a large scale Buddha. And hard to imagine how they were able to build it at that time. For ¥1000 yen, you can donate a tile with your name on it for restoration.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This temple is on the grounds of Nara Park and the building, which used to be sheathed in gold leaf, contains the world's largest bronza Buddha. It's is 1250 years old and weighs 380 tonnes. The building itself is also interesting and contains a post with a hole in it that the kids were crawling through. Apparently, it's good luck.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Largest timber structure. Will give a sense of Nara's history and place in it. Used to be the capital of Japan for 80 or so years. A lot of tourists and a little overpriced for entry but still wirth the experience nonetheless .

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The main attraction here is the giant bronze Buddha sitting dominantly in the main shrine. There are two other bodhisattvas in gold beside him that shows how the giant buddha looked like before. The giant buddha is heavy and is constructed from the feet upwards. We bought a lot of charms here as well for good health and luck. Todaiji... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

After the Gangoji Temple, continue your walk south to get to the Loop bus route and catch the bus to the Daibutsuden Kasuga Taisha Mae bus stop. Walk north to the Todaiji Temple. This is where you’ll bump into plenty of deer. You might have already seen some freely roaming around the city, but this is where you get to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Nara is an easy day trip from Kyoto. People come for the biggest bronze buddha but I found the wooden building to be equally if not more interesting, They are quite beautiful. The shrine has deer everywhere, supposed messengers in the shinto religion, the were a bit mangy looking.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite temples in all of Japan. The size is very impressive as is the Great Buddha Hall. The surroundings are lovely. Worth the crowds.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The temple is a big structure at the center with corridors smaller in size surrounding the temple area. Once you start walking through the pathway though all that captures your attention is the huge main building. This temple is suppose to have been rebuilt several times and is supposed to be two thirds of the original size, still considered to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The moment I stepped through the huge gates of the temple my jaw dropped. The giant Daibutsu or Great Buddha is the most impressive thing I've seen in Nara. It's almost 15m tall! Gates leading to the temple were equally impressive and probably the biggest I've seen in Japan. A must see, if your trip in Japan leads you to... More 

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