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Toshodaiji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-7900
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The largest wooden temple - Amazing

Toshodaiji temple is the crown jewel of Nara. Breathtaking and worthwhile a trip if you are in... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Frisco, Texas
Nice temple, one of many in Nara

One of many temples in Nara, probably not worth a separate trip but good to see when you are... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
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“tang dynasty” (2 reviews)
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Nara, Nara Prefecture

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Toshodaiji temple is the crown jewel of Nara. Breathtaking and worthwhile a trip if you are in Kyoto or Osaka.

Thank TX2005
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

One of many temples in Nara, probably not worth a separate trip but good to see when you are visiting other more famous temples in Nara.

Thank Advisor_Miro
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Beautiful classic architecture and a site to behold. Gorgeous structure with important history if you're a history buff! Worth the visit!

Thank Sambachica
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

One of the Very historical temple in Nara. Very good Togo for a walk and understand its history. Must buy some crackers to feed deers. It is really fun.

Thank J*Ck Tsao E
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The building is beautiful. The main sculptures are moving. Recommended. The time to spend here is brief, but well worth it.

Thank imagier
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As it juts out of the cliff, the view of the outlying grounds are remarkable. It is a nice walk around the grounds as well with lots of photo opportunities throughout.

Thank World1day
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Loving history i felt was very important to visit this temple with a great construction skil! Buddha and beautiful landscape! If you ever visit Nare is a must stop over!

Thank albertosR7320AZ
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Spend a few moments or a day soaking up the atmosphere of this holy place. Wander through the halls and the gardens. Carefully notice the minute carvings and statues. Relax and absorb

Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Toshodaiji is one of three temples - the other two being Horyu-ji and Yakushi-ji - that make a nice day trip from Nara. A combined train/bus tour takes you in a small loop south of Nara. Collectively the three temples are well worth the visit.

2  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This temple is part of the Unesco World Heritage temple site in Nara, however, it is less busy and far more peaceful than some of the other sites, so worth a visit.

3  Thank Amy B
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Ali A
12 April 2015|
Response from xlcapris | Reviewed this property |
if travelling from nara jr station by bus 20 min each way. you could walk around in 30 min but don't rush ,,,,,,take your time so about 1-1.5 hrs should be fine
Ian M
1 February 2015|
Response from hakiko_5 | Reviewed this property |
Their website is saying they are opening on all the day, so you will be alright. However, they close at 17:00 (you need to get a ticket by 16:30). Hope you have a great trip!