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Address: Nara, 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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A massive temple housing a massive Buddha. Also inside the temple there is the chance to buy a roof tile and write your inscription on it. Your chance to help the renovation of... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A massive temple housing a massive Buddha. Also inside the temple there is the chance to buy a roof tile and write your inscription on it. Your chance to help the renovation of the roof whilst also leaving with the knowledge that you will always have your words covering the temple. I call that a win win.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

To get to the temple you must make your way through the deer, yes, deer. They are everywhere and reverend. They are pickpockets too. Deer cookies are for sale. The temple was an incredible site! We enjoyed the Great Buddha Hall & the Vairocana Buddha. He's 48.91 ft tall and one length of eye is 3.34 ft! What an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Even though this temple is crowded, it is an absolute must if you go to Nara. The sheer size of the temple blew me away (it's the largest wooden building in the world), and it used to be much bigger in the past (before it burned down, twice). Maybe its a little expensive to get in but its absolutely worth... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the best temples around. Easy to visit, even from Osaka on a day trip. The Temple is an eye opener inside as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is only a walking distance to the Deer Park. We enjoyed the great architecture of the temple and you can see the Nandaimon Gate, a large wooden gate watched over by two fierce looking statues nearby the temple.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited on March 2015 with a group of family and friends. We had a tour with Ken from Tourbylocals to Nara. This place is a must go when you visit Nara. Upon entrance you will be greet by few souvenir shops, street foods, and of course, tons of deers. There are 2 gates welcoming you, one is where 2 big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I believe this is one of must visited places. of course you'll see another big buddha statue somewhere else, but the statue combined with the building surrounding it, its amazing. please find an interesting hole in one of the wooden pole with an interesting story there :)

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Ciney, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The most beatiful temple in NARA. Very famous place with his deers walking free around. Quite busy place but something you must see if you come to Nara.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The temple grounds just outside its main gates ran amok by Deers. U have to pay to get into the temple. Once inside, U will not regret as the grand design will sweep U off your feet. The main temple houses a huge golden Buddha statue flanked by 2 other smaller statues of equally impressive gods. There are miniature temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Todaiji Temple is famous for its Great Budda Statue in the largest wooden-made building in the world. However, before seeing the Great Budda Statue, don't forget to go through the South Great Gate of the Temple to see the famous Kongo-Rikishi Guardian Deities Sculptures, masterpieces made by Master Unkei, the Michelangello of the East, in 12th century: they are definitely... More 

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