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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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A Very Big Buddha

Took a little to get to by public transport but well worth the effort. Everything here is big the gates the stairs the building the doors then you see the statue of Buddha and it... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a little to get to by public transport but well worth the effort. Everything here is big the gates the stairs the building the doors then you see the statue of Buddha and it all makes sense. It's in the middle of the Nara park. Make the effort to come to Nara and here you won't regret it

Thank Abear88
Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Diapointed with Nara to be Honest Buddha was impressive in the large temple where it sits but for me the rest of Nara wasn't that interest in maybe because we were shrined out by the time we visited . Nice to see tame deer Bowing to tourists for food

Thank cpfc1984
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very busy temple but a must see.Todai Ji Temple is the largest wooden structure in the world. Very impressive

Thank Linda H
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historic monument with several statues besides the 50 foot high covered Buddha. Even on a weekday, crowded with domestic and international tourists along with numerous school groups. A "must see" in Nara. Surrounded by Nara park and over 1,200 deer roaming. We combined this visit with a trip to the Nara National Museum and lunch at Kikusuiro. In the afternoon... More 

Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your first reason to go Nara to see the deer then this should be on your second list. What a huge wooden temple! They also sell many things (handkerchief, key holder, etc) inside can buy it as souvenirs as the price was okay. Really enjoy my time here. Indeed best temple in Nara!!

Thank Joelishzz
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Temple located at Nara park which is about 10mins of bus ride from JR station. Suggest you purchase a Nara bus pass (500Yen) at the Nara JR station, so will make some saving when visit another 2 temple after Todai-ji. 10 mins walk from the bus stop at Nara park to Todai-Ji, but walking journey will not be bored as... More 

Thank Bzbuzz
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Daibutsuden is the largest wooden building in Japan, which houses the largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. Even with crazy crowds of people all day long, this is still definitely worth a visit when in Nara. Go all the way around to see Buddha and his guardians from all angles to appreciate the scale of this work.

Thank twotterdhc6
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see if you are exploring Nara Park. There are huge statues in a large temple. The entrance fee wasn't so high.

Thank Conrad F
Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

See many a large Buddha around the globe, but this one is definitely worth a see.for the historic wood building and his guardians. Be sure to walk all around the Buddha to see all the guardians.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an amazing sight which includes the bronze Great Buddha and his Guardians, which are tremendous wooden statues, all housed in an immense wood building. Truly a sight to behold.

Thank TexasTraveler62

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