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Todaiji
Nara Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
1,039 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural SiteTemple
Liked by 25
Open Open from 8:30am-4:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture
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Official website: http://www.todaiji.or.jp/
Phone: +81-742-225511

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Very impressive historical temple. Lots of figures and architectural models to see inside. Also a good place to get some souvenirs.

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Todaij, located on the east side of Nara, boasts a history of over 1,200 years. As one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, it has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. Jianzhen, an eminent monk of the Tang Dynasty in China, set up the temple here as the ordination hall for monks. The large bronze Buddha and the reconstructed East Hall are must-see attractions.
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