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Toshodaiji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-7900
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Unesco historical site

Beautiful classic architecture and a site to behold. Gorgeous structure with important history if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great place

One of the Very historical temple in Nara. Very good Togo for a walk and understand its history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“love history” (2 reviews)
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Nara, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-33-7900

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

2  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this site having been to Todaji Temple and the Kusaga Taisha Shrine. These other sites were quite crowded and it was very pleasant to be able to take our time to enjoy these monuments without hundreds of others. This site has a number...More

2  Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The view from outside is amazing, especially on a sunny day. The inside has big buddhas and nice decorations as well. The souvenirs sold in the temples are lovely and cheaper than what you get from outside. Grab some from the temple if you want...More

Thank Enoch W
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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!