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All reviews lecture hall tang dynasty remote location former palace lots of history world heritage main hall nice walk worth a visit big buddha nara park wooden building monk emperor temple sect outskirts
Its a lot bigger than I expected, it was busy but it did not feel busy because of the amount of space, make sure you take a look at the replica models inside the temple and talk to the volunteer guides inside the temple.
Toshodaiji is just the behind the Yakushiji but the contrast of the 2 temple are totally different .
It is worth to visit 2 temple together .Especially one can enjoy walking around the garden with more greens than Yakushiji. One can combine the 2 temples...More
Toshodaiji was founded in the year 759 by Ganjin, a Chinese priest who was invited to Japan by the emperor in order to train priests and improve Japanese Buddhism. Ganjin's influence in the introduction & teaching of Buddhism to Japan was monumental. Toshodaiji roughly translates...More
It was founded in 759 by the Tang dynasty Chinese monk Jianzhen during the Nara period. Jianzhen was hired
by the newly empowered clans to travel in search of funding from private aristocrats as well. This place is worth visiting to
understand the Buddism. We...More
This temple is located away from the main Nara Park area, so much less visitors. The helpful lady at the Tourist Center told us how to take the bus to get here. It took a little bit of time; if you're tight on time, the...More