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Todaiji Temple

Address: Nara, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
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Ranked #1 of 85 Attractions in Nara
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We made a day trip to Nara from Osaka; so glad we did. Although we'd purchased JR passes, we used the private railway from Osaka to Nara, which of course was easy to use, got us there directly and was very nice. I think it was about the equivalent of $6 each way. I recommend getting the combo ticket for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I can say temple is so gorgeous and peaceful. Wooden Buddha and others statues are so big. I can spend whole day watching each statues one by one. Outside the temple, you can play with deer. You can enjoy feeding them with biscuit. But have to be careful. Some of them might bite you if you do not feed them... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My favourite place to visit. Walked through the deer first to get to this lovely temple. (Go to the bathroom at the carpark prior to the walk though as the toilet just before entering the temple is not that nice). Once walking through the gates, you are entering such a magical place. Words to describe the large wooden Buddha would... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's the largest wooden temple in the world. Its style can be dated back to the Tang dynasty in China. Looking at the giant Buddha makes people feel peaceful. Although the ticket costs a few hundred yens. It's still a must-see in Nara. Personally speaking, it's one of the spots which can represent Nara.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wow, its hard to find fault, unless is closed. Fantastic large budda, awe inspiring, words do not give it justice. Wish we spent longer in nara in general. Try to find accomodation here and slow things down a bit.

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Redditch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Easy to get to, and well worth the time. The temple complex is very ornate, beautiful and peaceful. This peace extends to the main temple where the huge Buddha is, despite the large number of people there. Souvenir stalls are by the exit, and don't intrude. Buy a pack of deer food when you go in, as the local wild... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nara was the city I liked the most in my trip in January 2015, and in Nara the Todaji temple is surreal, I travel a lot around the world and I am hard to impress, and the size of the Buda of Nara Todaljl Temple is colossal, the place is magical, and the presence of all the deer is wonderful.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good place to visit with kids who don't like to visit temples! The deer were also a great hit. We were all impressed by the giant buddha and huge temple structure.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Glad we went. We caught the train from Osaka to Nara and found our own way to the temple. It wasn't difficult - in fact quite easy. Definitely worth a trip. The statue is awesome as is the temple itself. There are quaint market stalls outside the Temple grounds with great souveniers. This is also where they deer roaming around.... More 

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Sam Phran, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This Buddha statue is so big that everyone should visit. Never miss if you visit Nara. People love to take a photo along the way from the first gate to the final gate to the Buddha statue. Also, there's small exhibition around the Buddha statue in the temple.

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