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It takes you an auspicious time for Calm and Serene in mind to visit this holy place. You will enjoy the Deers that push their heads against you for crackers or pieces of bread. Be careful of them to take the paper tissues or plastic...More
The structure is massive and quite an architectural achievement during its time. The Buddha is monstrous in size. Nice walk through the Nara park with all the deer walking around looking for food from the visitors.
was the visit to Nara, and in particular, Toda-ji Temple. Its beautiful. The Buddha Statue, the other statues in the hall, etc - amazing!
it was also fun watching people wriggling their way through Buddha's Nostril!
We visited during the off-season, but it was still very very crowded. Walking through the temple you are shoulder to shoulder and back to front with people.
The building itself looked a little rundown, but maybe it's kept this way for a reason. Seeing the...More
Todaiji Temple is a must for visitors to Nara. The structure is an architectural wonder of the Tang Dynasty building style that can scarcely be found in full integrity even in China, and in such excellent condition. One is easily awe struck by its dignity...More
Emperor Shomu wanted to build the biggest Buddha in the world and so 1/3 of the population at the time were "employed" to obey his wishes. It took 9 years in total. It has been destroyed by fire on several occasions and in the process...More
Everything about this site is huge. The imposing Nandaimon as you approach is very imposing and is guarded by two Nio guardian kings, giant scary characters who themselves are designated ‘national treasures’ however this is just a warm up for the monumental Dalbutsuden reconstructed in...More
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
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 leads to Todaiji or else you can ask the personnel at the Information Desk in the station for detail assistance. Highly recommend to have a stroll to Todaiji on foot.