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Address: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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It's part of Japan's history, tradition, and cultural. So you must go and see it. Yet, when you do, you'll be even more empress. The size of the Buddha, and the condition of the... read more

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's part of Japan's history, tradition, and cultural. So you must go and see it. Yet, when you do, you'll be even more empress. The size of the Buddha, and the condition of the place is impressive.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A Good place to learn about Japanese Culture and History, I am amazed by the century old trees and structures.

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A day trip to Nara is definitely worth it just to see this place. This is an amazing structure and the Buddha inside is incredible. Plus all the deer that want to be petted.

Thank John V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's just really impressive. It's a pity you can't really see the wooden statues in the entrance, because of a fence in front of them. Especially because they are said to be the biggest and most detailed of their kind in Japan and maybe the world. The Buddha, just blew my mind!

Thank Daniel E
United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Todaiji Temple was built between 710-794AD at the behest of Emperor Shomu. The great wooden hall is now the third generation, having been burnt yet is exquisitely restored. It is a magnificent structure, enjoyed by large groups of schoolchildren, families, couples, friends, tourists and students. It is very busy and in the grounds wild deer may approach you for... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the JR station, just follow the crowds... and there are plenty. Very impressive structure, beautiful and incredibly large. Visited around 3pm and it was packed, but definitely worth the trip. Fed the deer in the park on the way (deer crackers are ¥150 and on sale throughout the park) - they look cute but the deer sure are pushy!... More 

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Sagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A giant bronze Buddha is housed in the largest wooden building in the world. There are also several other statues in the building plus a pillar with a hole in it that you can try and squeeze through (easy for kids and skinny people but my hubby and I made it too with some wiggling!) and supposedly earn enlightenment in... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people come for the Daibutsu (Buddha) and it is amazing, the hall itself also being a remarkable piece of architecture. My personal favourite part of the visit though was the pillar with the hole which people call through...I can't really describe the fun of watching this and the crowd reaction, but it was definitely worth it.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was really big. It's very difficult to capture the scale of the building in a picture. You will be impressed when you visit this in person. The walk to get to the entrance is also fun because you will meet lots of deer along the way.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most spectacular temple of the Japan hystory. The perfection of the whole site is amazing. Then you enter the temple and you will face one of the biggest Buddha statue and you became astonished. You simple feel the holy spirit of this place. Be prepared to meet a big number of holy deers. Be kind and buy... More 

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