We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
A Quiet Temple Near Nara, Off the Beaten Track

Saidaiji temple is a quiet temple close to Nara. Take the Kintetsu Nara line a couple of stops or... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2014
EMH214
,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Completed my visit: Todaji and Saidaiji

Saidaji is less known probably due to its size and it is a few stations away from Nara Kintetsu... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
EleenC
,
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Read all 72 reviews
164
All photos (164)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good52%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
12 May 2017
“Completed my visit: Todaji and Saidaiji ”
1 Jun 2016
“Not Popular but”
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
15°
10°
Nov
10°
Dec
Jan
Contact
1-1-5 Saidaijishibamachi, Nara 631-0825, Nara Prefecture
Website
+81 742-45-4700
Call
Reviews (72)
Filter reviews
5 results
Traveller rating
2
1
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2
1
2
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Saidaji is less known probably due to its size and it is a few stations away from Nara Kintetsu station. It is located less than 4 min walk from Kintetsu Yamato Saidaji Station. Visited this temple on my way to Nara from Kyoto...Glad I did...More

Thank EleenC
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Kintestu Yamato Saidaiji station is named after Saidaiji(means West Big Temple) but this Saidaiji is not popular compared to east one i.e Todaiji. It is so close to the station, you can drop in when you have time to kill.

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Located in the west of Nara, the “Great Western Temple” mirrors Tōdaiji in the East, though it is the less impressive little brother of the two. Founded in 765, Saidaiji was one of the “7 Great Temples of Nara,” and I was interested to see...More

Thank ART196
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Saidaiji temple is a quiet temple close to Nara. Take the Kintetsu Nara line a couple of stops or the bus from the Nara JR station (see the information map available at the Nara Kintetsu station). The temple is a short walk from Saidaiji station....More

3  Thank EMH214
Reviewed 10 September 2014

It's not that famous like Todaiji Temple or others in Nara, but it tops my list. As a fan of Domoto Tsuyoshi, this is a temple for must go. Walked around 20 mins from bus station, and it's already closed for vising inside. Almost nobody...More

Thank Anni C
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 66 nearby hotels
Ryokan Sansui
9 reviews
1.92 km away
Hotel Asyl Nara Annex
55 reviews
2.21 km away
Nara Royal Hotel
179 reviews
2.28 km away
Business Hotel Takamado
17 reviews
2.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2 252 nearby restaurants
Takogen
3 reviews
.04 km away
St Eakjin
.04 km away
Shinkun's House
2 reviews
.04 km away
Gateu De Dois
29 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 333 nearby attractions
Akishinodera Temple
97 reviews
1.27 km away
Heijokyu Ruins
369 reviews
1.21 km away
Suzakumon Gate
86 reviews
1.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Saidaiji Temple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines