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This is the best way to approach the temple as it makes for a suitably grand entrance. Lots of deer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wombling_Free_7548
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Huge Timber Gate

The huge Great South Gate together with the statues are located in front of the Todai-ji Temple... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
YTCHENG
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Hong Kong, China
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406-1 Zoshicho | Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best way to approach the temple as it makes for a suitably grand entrance. Lots of deer around too, so pay attention - one head butted me from behind which was a bit of a shock!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The huge Great South Gate together with the statues are located in front of the Todai-ji Temple. It was really impressive and visitors need to pass through the gate prior to access to the main temple.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is the enormous entrance gate which you have to pass through to access the Todai-ji temple. Constructed out of wood it's an impressive structure and worth a stop to admire it when visiting the temple.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 October 2018

You will definitely come across this giant mega gate when you are on your way to visit the Tōdai-ji temple. There are lots of deer loitering around this area so if you have food (esp their favorite crackers) in your hands, you should quickly feed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We walked through this gate on our way to the Todaiji Temple. The gate was showing signs of renovation as the upper 2 levels were much lighter in color and showed signs that the paint was removed. Once inside, there were two tall, fierce looking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Great South Gate is a large timber gate leading to Todaiji Temple. There are two Guardian Kings on both sides of the gate to guard the area or to protect the visitors. A nice photo-stop for travelers but you need to be aware of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This gate is nice and impressive and leads to the Todaiji Temple from. There are 2 statues one on each side guardinf the gate. You will see them as you enter the gate. There are lots of deers roaming around the area as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Nandaimon Gate is about two hundred meters away from the Todai-ji and is yet another magnificent sight in Nara. This is a huge wooden gate that is watched over by two fierce looking statues which represent the Nio Giuardian Kings. The gate and the statues...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank palawanismyhome
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