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Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

100, Suimoncho, Nara 630-820, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-20-5511
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100, Suimoncho, Nara 630-820, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small museum has displays on some old statues of religious and historical value. Just a short stop over and have a cup of tea inside the museum.

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum close to the temple. There are a few artefacts of interest but overall I don't think it's worth a visit.

Thank Danrzr
Reviewed December 7, 2016

This Temple Cultural Centre which locates near to Todaiji Temple is in fact the museum of this temple with many historical and religious statues placed inside. For foreigners, do get the audio set as all descriptions therein are in Japanese. Worth to have a short...More

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed November 20, 2016

A small and interesting museum with old statues of religious and historic value. Most of the panels are in Japanese and we did not get an audio guide which seemed to us a little too expensive for the size of the museum. We walked around...More

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Most people will be too busy and distracted by the sika deers around the area that this spot will be missed out

Thank danli6899
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

This cultural center is in the way to Todaiji temple and has many beautiful and majestic statues including one of thousand hand Avalokitesvera.

Thank daikin
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Considering that many people go to Todaiji, the cultural center is less visited, and makes a complete visit of the temple. If you're only interested in the temple, you can skip this center.

Thank Alberto J
Reviewed November 22, 2015

A great place to visit to see (worship) the awesome Buddha image made of wood. You can feel the tranquility of the temple and the walk on the approach. There is a pillar with a hole in it for you to slip through which I...More

1  Thank Sarakit C
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Todaiji Temple on our last day in Nara and found it quite interesting. There's plenty of deer walking around on the way to the temple but don't get distracted! When you enter there is an incredibly large Buddha with lots of small...More

1  Thank Homelover69
Reviewed July 30, 2015

I recommend a visit to the not-to-be-missed cultural center and museum at the Todaiji Temple. It's air-conditioned! Has great restrooms, a gift shop with high quality souvenirs, a sitting area with an interesting video documentary on the temple, a tearoom with Japanese style refreshments (I...More

1  Thank Peter R
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