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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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The spirituality of this sacred location is all there, even if not yours you feel it and makes feel you in another planet. The welcoming hand is just as a smile. Just go there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The spirituality of this sacred location is all there, even if not yours you feel it and makes feel you in another planet. The welcoming hand is just as a smile. Just go there because you cannot live Japan without having seen it!

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Peregian Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you are a bit jaded by temples you must not miss this! It is truly incredible and awe inspiring.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our favourite temple in Nara Park --don't miss it!! There are three giant buddas in the temple. They do charge a small fee to enter but well worth it!

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Place to go. It really big. you can take picture. It necessary to pay to get inside. A lot to read and understand about buddha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing sculptures and photography seems to be allowed. Definitely worth a train ride from Kyoto or Osaka. Fairly crowded but not as bad as the outside of the temple led us to fear. Some surrounding areas smell like deer poop due to all the deer in the park, but deer are not allowed inside.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful temple in Nara with very large sculptures including the giant Buddha. The approach avenue has the elements of a country fair with the deer cadging treats and the various food stalls. Once inside the temple grounds you are overwhelmed by the size of the monuments. In Nara this is a must see play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not like other temples I have seen, it's very impressive, absolutely not to miss when you Visit Nara. Use the free guide service, Nara free guide and you will have an English speaking guide that will come with you to show you the temple and tells you all about it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this visit with many other folk. It was crowded. Breathtaking views of the temple and everything inside it including the massive statues. With small kids however they enjoyed the experience too

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Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the very step we took towards the Todai-ji Temple... we were in love with the place. so many deer around, you can buy biscuits and feed them. Really wildlife seen so closely. kids were having a gala time. once you enter the temple you will be greeted by two huge Buddha statue, the entrance to the temple is magnificent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the largest wooden temples in Japan and certainly one of the most decorated, it pays homage to Buddha along with a few Japanese gods. A curious feature is a hole in a column that people crawl through for good luck; but only children or very petite adults will fit!

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