I was not mentally prepared for what I saw in this temple. The Buddha statue is simply huge. The surrounding is clean and well maintained.
However, being an UNESCO site, it should have more information displayed in English. I wanted to know if the statue is made of wood or metal, whether the statue has been renovated since its creation etc.. However, no such information was publicly available. The Todaiji museum has lot of displays but for a non-Japanese speaking person those are nothing more than display items. At least the movie that they run could have been run in English (some of the screenings).
In summary, the site is great but one may not be able to enjoy it fully without knowing Japanese.
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