Todaiji Keidaicho
Todaiji Keidaicho
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AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Famous temple that's often advised as one of the top places to visit if you are in Kansai prefecture. This is the first time we've visited even though we've been in Nara several times before. The architecture and stature of this temple is magnificent. Those who enjoy visiting temples would like this one.
Written 4 February 2024
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Must see, very impressive temple with huge Buddha inside and the setting is really lovely as well. Wonderful park and deer freely about.
Written 27 July 2023
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amooafshin
Dubai, United Arab Emirates159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The city of Nara is located south of Kyoto and is one of the most important tourist destinations in Japan. This city was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784 AD. Todaiji Temple was built at the same time by Emperor Shomu and holds the title of the largest wooden temple in the world. This building is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city of Nara is located in a region with good climate. There are many parks and green spaces around the city, and the most famous of them is the Todaiji Temple. In the area of the park and especially around the temple, there are a number of deer who are used to the existence of humans, and this has caused more tourists to come here to visit. Children buy special crackers for 200 yen, feed them and have fun petting them. Deer are also used to thanking Japanese people. It seems a little strange, but they bow and thank in their own way by bowing their heads and necks. The entrance fee of this temple is 600 yen and it takes at least one hour to visit the inside of the temple and one hour for the outside area and park. In the main hall is the main 15-meter Buddha statue called Daibutsuden along with two other Buddha statues.
Written 18 May 2023
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The temple from the outside is very impressive to look at due to its sheer size. However when you first enter and see the Giant Buddha there is real wow factor and you just stand there and admire. Although this is a very popular attraction there is lots of space to walk around due to its size. A absolute must see.
Written 4 October 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Understanding what this place was took time but it is the area and streets and some shops to one side of the Todaiji Temple. As you walk beyond the temple and approach the February and March Houses or Temples there are streets and some old-fashioned shops. It was interesting old area and worth a look and free of deer and most of the tourists.For those that are interested Keidai means "Inside the Temple"and Cho means town.
Written 20 September 2019
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Marleo1
Bremen, Germany39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The place do seems crowded most of the time - but there's a reason for it. The old temple is huge both inside and outside - worth going if interest in the cultural heritage
Written 8 April 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I found this before finding the main temple; an interesting site that lead me to the main temple through a back entrance. I don't know the pur posefor itlooked like another temple.
Written 14 November 2018
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RayleneL
Melbourne, Australia452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Great experience we are glad we booked this tour to Nara, There are a large number of tourists at this location but the gardens and temple are something to see.
Written 26 August 2018
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Maric
Paranaque, Philippines71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Great architecture reflecting history and culture. Just a small distance from Nara Park. A lot of people especially in peak seasons.
Written 6 December 2017
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Kaye P
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
If you travel to Nara you shouldn't miss Todaiji Temple. Walking from the park, where deer wander around, through the Nandaimon gate to the Temple buildings, you will be amazed by the architecture and craftsmanship. The buildings are constructed mainly from timber, and although not brightly painted and decorated, they are well worth seeing. Then you go inside the main hall and see the 15 metre tall bronze Buddha statue and smaller statues. It's an overwhelming experience.
Written 1 July 2017
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