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“First thing in Nara”
Review of Todai-ji Temple

Todai-ji Temple
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Plan to visit this temple for 2 main reasons:
Huge Buddha wooden structure and other wooden work all over the temple & freely roaming deers all across the place.
You can direct bus to this temple from the JR Nara Station.
Feed deers but play safely with them, they can really make you run :P

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nara is a charming and traditional city of Japan. You can travel by train with your JR Pass and it takes less thant 1 hour. The Todaiji Temple with its Buda statue in bronze and almost 50 feet tall is one of the main attractions. On the way to the temple you will see lots of deers and you can buy food from the street vendors to feed them.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

The giant temple is very beautiful and you only can feel is peace. Here are lots of deers around and please be careful cuz the deers will come to you for feeding them.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Wow this temple had the biggest Buddah. I was very happy to see the temple. The grounds were very interesting. I was not a deer person but enjoyed watching them walk around with tourists clammering around to take pictures. I was with my daughter and we had lunch at a restaurant near by that was very good.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Coming from the uk, we do have a lot of nice old monuments here but this is totally different to what we have and I could not help but be amazed. The sheer scale of the builidng and the statue are awesome and it feels totally picturesque and serene even with so many other people here. If you're in Nara, you've got to mad to miss it.

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