We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Plan your visit
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Tours & Sightseeing
Browse our largest collection of experiences
Walking & Biking Tours
Explore on your feet—and never miss anything
Outdoor Activities
Explore all the ways to get outside
Multi-day & Extended Tours
Multi-day adventures—no planning needed
•••
Browse
Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto
$84.67 per adult
Popular: Booked by 2,777 travelers!
Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto
$161.46 per adult
Popular: Booked by 4,269 travelers!
Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour
$90.66 per adult
Popular: Booked by 551 travelers!
Nara - Highlights Bike Tour
$98.45 per adult
Nara Private Tour by Public Transportation from Osaka
$202.78 per adult
Day Trip To Nara From Osaka
$324.76 per adult
Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka
$190.99 per adult
Popular: Booked by 1,750 travelers!
See more
Full view
Location
Contact
406-1 Zoushi-cho, Nara 630-8587 Nara Prefecture
Get to know the area
Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>
Cultural Tours

Nara Todai-ji Lazy Bird Tour <30mins from Kyoto>

This tour helps you uncover the best of Japan’s ancient capital—Nara in half a day. Visit multiple temples, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Todai-ji Temple, and Kofukuji Temple. Learn about the semi-tame deer that freely roam Nara Park, and visit a sake brewery too. You’ll save hours researching Nara’s highlights by having a guide to lead the way and take you to a shortlist of the city’s best sights.
$63.99 per adult
5,646Reviews20Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 3,940
  • 1,489
  • 197
  • 13
  • 7
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Lance Kerwin wrote a review Jan 16
Tromso, Norway604 contributions107 helpful votes
Todai-ji is one of the most imressive temples in Japan. The grounds around the temple are also well worth visiting. You'll find extensive gardens, museums as well as treasure halls.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Dom wrote a review Dec 2020
Germany18 contributions
Amazing Place, especially the Great Buddha. I got to see Todaiji at night, but it's surely spectacular during daytime as well! I hope you have a great stay.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
S.T wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
Wanna see the world's biggest and the most dignified statue of Buddha? Then you should get to Todai-ji Temple! In the huge areas of Todai-ji, there're lots of temples to look around. The statue of Buddha is the most famous landmark. Since Todai-ji is a historical place that every Japanese citizen learn in schools, there were lots of teens came for a field trip. So you might feel it' a bit noisy. If you wish to stay in silent temples, you might prefer other temples such as Kohuku-ji. Anyway, I strongly recommend all visitors to get there.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
CanuckJames wrote a review Oct 2020
Nishinomiya, Japan883 contributions220 helpful votes
A Unesco World Heritage site. It is a must-see but comparatively to other big buddha's, this one is just alright. Covid travel restrictions have really affected visitor numbers. We had a beautiful October sunny day and there were no lines anywhere including this site. We were able to leisurely see the whole building and statue in about 20 minutes. As for the statue, considering the age and size, it is impressive. Worthy of a visit, if anything, to admire the engineering involved to build such a big structure. Not something we will visit again but we are glad we saw it. A must-see in Nara.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Elisabethmh wrote a review Oct 2020
Oslo, Norway561 contributions80 helpful votes
+1
Todaiji Temple in Nara Park - one of Japan's most historic and famous temples and Nara's landmark. Until recently, the world's largest wooden building. A truly impressive beautiful temple that also houses one of Japan's largest bronze statues of the Buddha, 15 m high. Highly reccomends a visit.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Todai-ji Temple