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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
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Go early in the day by train and public bus

This is one not-to-be-missed temple that you can do easily on your on. Most tour companies do Nara as an afternoon tour. If you're going in July as I did, that means huge crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Keswick, Virginia
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Keswick, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is one not-to-be-missed temple that you can do easily on your on. Most tour companies do Nara as an afternoon tour. If you're going in July as I did, that means huge crowds, stifling temperature and steaming deer poop.Take an early train - the temple opens at 7:30 am .I took the Kintetsu Express train -35 mins, about $12,... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've been here three times and every time it never ceases to amaze me. Unparalleled to any other temple, with this awe inspiringly gigantic wooden building (the largest all wooden building in the world, by the way) and beautiful giant Buddha statue. (second largest in the world) Outside as well as inside the temple are vendors, selling charms, prayer blocks,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this as a part of guided Kyoto and Nara day tour. Even before the bus was parked we were met with this wonderful sight of large number of deer roaming freely with humans. Our guide could identify those who are trained to bow to you before and after you offer them food. Some experience! Views of Todaiji Temple... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

In awe of the great Buddha. We took a 45 minute train from Kyoto to visit Nara and Todaiji Temple was worth the trip.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This Temple is amazing. As you walk up to it, you're surrounded by deer looking for a snack. They're everywhere and you can pet them. Next, you walk underneath the Temple gates and are greeted by enormous guardian statues. Finally, you enter a massive temple and encounter a jaw-droppingly large Buddha statue. The photos of the statue cannot do it... More 

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Tromsø, Troms, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just when I thought I'd seen enough temples I saw this one and got blown away. Inside is a huge Buddha which is the largest bronze figure in the world. You'll be amazed how they built that so long ago. Don't go to Japan without seeing this building (the biggest wood building in the world)

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You get the feeling of what it must have been like in 728AD to march up to the grand entrance to this truly breath-taking temple. The photos give you some idea of the scale but do no justice to the experience. You will need a few hours to explore the entire site and experience the atmosphere of the temple. The... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An imposing building set in the middle of a pretty formal garden. It is increadible, huge, massively ornate and looks like it doesn't age. When you get inside there are some very impressive statues and artifacts as well as an absolutely huge metal Buddha statue. You can't go to Nara and not see this. If you like to buy souvenirs... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Spend the entrance fee and check it out. You'll be awed by the size and the architecture. Walk through the gauntlet of deer and tourists. It's worth it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The world's largest bronze buddha statue was really quite something to see in person and the temple itself along with other statues and details was very beautiful and interesting. It is a peaceful place with a very interesting history and was by far the best thing we saw in Nara.

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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara

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