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I found this before finding the main temple; an interesting site that lead me to the main temple... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warner L
Pasadena, California
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Great experience we are glad we booked this tour to Nara, There are a large number of tourists at... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this before finding the main temple; an interesting site that lead me to the main temple through a back entrance. I don't know the pur posefor itlooked like another temple.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Great experience we are glad we booked this tour to Nara, There are a large number of tourists at this location but the gardens and temple are something to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RayleneL
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great architecture reflecting history and culture. Just a small distance from Nara Park. A lot of people especially in peak seasons.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mawik23
Reviewed 1 July 2017

If you travel to Nara you shouldn't miss Todaiji Temple. Walking from the park, where deer wander around, through the Nandaimon gate to the Temple buildings, you will be amazed by the architecture and craftsmanship. The buildings are constructed mainly from timber, and although not...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kaye P
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Fairly extensive complex, but gives a real feel for traditional semi-residential Japanese arcitecture. Left wondering how we could incorporate the simplicity and tranquility of the designs into our lives.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Bob C
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Great Buddha Hall in Todai-ji Temple, which accommodates the awe-inspiring largest bronze Buddha statue in the world, is a must see in Nara!! It's incredible that the original hall was 50% bigger than the current hall made in 17th century!! However, before seeing the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This really is a must see in Nara. Coming from the park, then walking through the Nandaimon gate, you are faced with the outer walls of Toda-ji temple. Going inside you'll find the majestic temple - and although only 2/3 the size of the original...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MarcMich
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

A famous temple nobody will miss coming to nara A nice photos taking spot with the many sika deers and Sakura blooming in the nara park nearby

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank danli6899
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We took a JR train from Osaka to Nara for a day trip to this area, which is unarguably one of our best days in Japan. The walking tour recommended by lonely planet worked out well (see page 380 if you have access to one)...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank neuogenisis
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Inside Todaiji is one of the worlds largest Buddha statues. This one called Vairocana Buddha is 15m high, your ticket to the temple gives some astounding statistics about the statue. It is cast in bronze and plated in gold. It was consecrated in 752. The...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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