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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-5511
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Largest wooden structure in the world

It is a really big temple with a big Buddha inside. To stand in front of this building is just amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

It is a really big temple with a big Buddha inside. To stand in front of this building is just amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Nara is a must. But if you are short of time just head for Todaiji temple. It is quite a long walk from the station. (The station is accessible with the JR pass) Taking a bus from just outside the station is worth it otherwise it is perhaps a 3km walk. The approach to the shrine has lots of kiosks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Not trip to Japan is complete without a visit to Nara, and this place should be at the top of your list. It's a huge draw for visits by Japanese school students on field trips, for visitors from China, and for tourists from all over the world. The architecture of the thrice-rebuilt temple, and huge bronze Buddha, and the lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I was impressed. 15 m. high 500.000 kg. bronze and all the other guardians and Buddahs around. Marvellous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I only got a look from outside but it was absolutely magnificent. Words and photos cannot describe the size of this temple. From what I read from one of the local guides it is the largest wooden structure in the world and I can definitely see why. We saw it in the early afternoon when it was absolutely packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Superb!!!!well worth the visit,,80ft sitting Buddha,went on a guided tour,the guide was very good with all the information,,,great visit,,,,the deer park is enormous , unfortunately on a guided tour you don't get that much time to wander around,,,had a great visit,,,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

During my Holidays in Japan Nara was one of the places I liked the most! The temple is incredible! Not just because the size of the Buda or temple! It is magic the place and environment! Very recommended if you want to see a traditional place near Kyoto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Even if you're not interested in the Buddha inside, and you don't seek enlightenment, this is worth a visit just for the engineering of a massive wooden structure. There are scale models behind the Buddha's back, showing the development over time (it's now about 30% smaller than at its maximum). It was obviously even larger at some time, but I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Going to many sites in China, this temple is truly a site to behold purely for the size of it at the background of a tranquil park. Magnificent and photo doesn't truly does it justice. On a sunny day, make sure you come early for a pleasant park experience after. There may be buses from the kintetsu Nara stations but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Always busy but well worth the visit. Buy the deer some deer crackers @ 150 Y & that will keep them happy! The Buddha inside the temple is over 15m tall. Walk around in a clockwise direction. Allow at least an hour to visit.

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