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Todaiji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-22-5511
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Ranked #1 of 73 attractions in Nara
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The Todaiji ["eastern great temple"] of Nara is a large Buddhist complex that contains a number of historic structures.  There are various temples... more »
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RABAT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The deers on the way to the temple, in the park, the surrounding gardens and park and lake, and the fact that we could take pictures A must

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There are publications about the history, evolution and rebuild of the temple in multiple languages. A good guide to help visitors/tourists understand better about the temple.

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Newdelhi india
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Todaiji ( `Great Eastern Temple`) constructed in 752 is one of Japan`s most famous & historically significant Temple.It was constructed to be the head of all Japanese provincial temples!It is located in a beautiful park where some lively deers regarded as messengers of God roam around freely among the flowers & trees! Its great Buddha Hall which is the largest... More

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Brasilia, DF
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59 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very nice temple, beautiful architecture, and the daibutsu (great buddha) is absolutely awesome. Definitely worth the visit if you are in the Kansai region.

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Naaldwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We never made it to the temple, we had so much fun watching people feeding deer. You buy 10 crackers, all deer come to you. When you feed a deer in the front, than watch out the deer in your back will force you to feed him to.

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Cologne
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57 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I enjoyed my visit very much. The building and the surrounding park itself would be worth a visit, the giant Buddha and various other status make the visit extraordinary. Deer is freely walking around the public area around the temple and further add fun to the visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The budda inside the temple was sooooo big! The temple itself is very beautiful. It was very cool that the deer were allowed to wonder around the temple, it made the experience that much better

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The temple is amazing and beautifull. One of the largest wood buildings in the world. The large buddha statue inside is of course spectacular in it's size and beauty. Well worth a visit!

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De Pinte, Belgium
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Impressive wooden temple architecture and buddha. My second visit to this site, 35 years apart but still impressed by the beauty and serenity oh the site and the surrounding park. You van visit Nara and Todaiji easily from Kyoto.

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Cary, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Temple is amazing. You can go inside and see a huge Buddha. There are also other impressive statues inside. As big as this building in, it used to be huge. But alas, they built it smaller each time it burned down. Nara is a great 1/2 day (or more) excursion from Kyoto.

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