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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka

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Now That's A... LARGE Building

After wading through the deer, my fiancée and I arrived at the attraction that we came to Nara for; Todaji. Now, I realise that Todaji is the largest wooden building in the world... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Christian G
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After wading through the deer, my fiancée and I arrived at the attraction that we came to Nara for; Todaji. Now, I realise that Todaji is the largest wooden building in the world, however I never expected to see what I saw... This temple is MASSIVE and I needed to retry multiple times, to photograph it. Outside is a marvel,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour guys were extremely knowledgeable about the history behind the Todai-ji Temple. The temple is known to have the largest wooden structure in the world. Seeing this Temple in person is simply breath taking. The Todai-ji is definitely a must see of you are planning on visiting Japan in the near future. I cant wait to take my family... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Todaji temple is a walking from the train station. As you walk, you can feed on buying the crackers from the seller. One need to pay entrance fees to go inside the temple. Inside the hall, you find a 16-meter-high Buddha that really does seems to exude some form of spiritual energy. Children try to squeeze through the pillar... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

He Tadai Ji Temple is the world's biggest wooden edifice. The impressive Buddha is 18m tall and it's weight is 250 tons. The most interesting temple to visit in the neighborhood!!! The price to visit the temple is 500 Yens. After the visit, have a walk (for free) in the nice park with a lot of deers freely walking next... More 

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Thank Cedric H
San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Todai-ji Temple is across Deer park. Upon arrival, we were greeted by deers at the entrance. But be careful about your stuff as one nasty deer ate one of our maps inside the stroller. They seem to sniff around you to see if you have some food! Its quite a bit of a walk to the temple but with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came by in the afternoon and was disappointed to find that it was already closed when we arrived around 5pm. The tip of the temple was visible though. The giant gate getting to Todaiji was quite an experience. The stairs were quite steep and a large step was required to step over the middle of the gate. For those that... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The statues of Buddha are so huge you need to have someone in the picture just to give it proper context (48m tall, 57m long, 50m wide). You need to circle around the back to see the magnitude of Buddha from all angles. They also have scale models showing what the shrine originally looked like (before earthquake and fires took... More 

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Thank Kiara S
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must visit temples in Japan. Don't leave before you see this one. You will get a better understanding of the faith and culture MT

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Nara should be on everyone's list. temple was a great place to see, and learn more about the culture of Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Todai-ji Temple is a place I will never forget. I visited the temple during a school sponsored trip with the Kakehashi Project. The temple has a rich history and all the artifacts are impressive. This is a must see temple for anyone visiting the Nara Prefecture. I look forward to visiting the temple again in the future.

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