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Todai-ji Temple

406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just inside the temple there is one big post that has a hole at the bottom. You will see some children and also adults lining up to see who can go through it. I do not really understand what the tradition is but what I...More

Thank combat66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First visit to Nara and its famous todai-iji temple. Its history and architectural design precedes our visit. A big Buddhist temple, with museum to tell the history, make this site an informative destination. The deer around the temple are friendly and looks to have accustomed...More

Thank Andi G
Reviewed 4 days ago

this temple has the huge buddah statue and lots of history, the walk up to the temple with the deer was quite an experience

Thank tallowbeach
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was amazingly well kept. Super large temple with great statues. The deer outside were very cute.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here two years ago despite being a world traveller along with two lucky teens who I expose to these wonders. It says dosing with so many places to visit....we came back. To the reviewers who post random pics of things not related to the...More

Thank MatthewASharp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the main highlight of the visit is the close encounter with all the deer roaming around the streets and temple, they even cross zebra crossing and nod their head like a japanese does when you feed them. Biscuits for the deer are available...More

1  Thank chephrenchua
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful temple with a huge sitting Buddha. There is also the Ashoka pillar located next to the temple.

Thank Rajesh444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is best to aim to visit early in the morning before the masses descend on the temple. It's an obstacle course to get to the main temple as you need to get passed the deer and tourists flocking around. Make sure not to flash...More

Thank Koen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the first time in 2011 and this year we visited for the second time and it is still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. It is the biggest wooden building in the world containing the biggest bronze Bouddha in Japan....More

Thank Erik M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressive Temple, right near Nara Park. Very beautiful Temple and imposing, great photo opportunities on approach. Busy but not packed. Cool inside and stunning huge Buddha which is very impressive and lots to see inside. What was pleasant was the atmosphere inside, some monuments...More

Thank Martin G
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Graeme R
22 June 2017|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult but straight forward, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes with few photo stops on the way. If you want to take the public bus, there are bus stops in front of the train station and junction of road that... More
Lilly R
20 May 2017|
Response from Matt E | Reviewed this property |
8:00 to 16:30 (November to February)  8:00 to 17:00 (March)  7:30 to 17:30 (April to September)  7:30 to 17:00 (October)