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Toshodaiji Temple

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Address: Nara, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 742-33-7900
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Nice temple off the beaten track

Toshodai-ji is a nice temple complex off the beaten track. There are some reviewers understandibly confusing this with Todai-ji, which is in Nara Park. It is not very touristic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toshodai-ji is a nice temple complex off the beaten track. There are some reviewers understandibly confusing this with Todai-ji, which is in Nara Park. It is not very touristic but still a very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

You would learn about how Buddist were touch in Japan in accient time. You also would visit the hall for Tokugawa line's respectation, monument of the famous haiku poetist, Basho, enjoy the manificent atmostphere while visit the orriginal shire... The three great Budda and Botatsu statues was recovered from the Nara period. Such a beautiful place for both knowing about... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

It's very relaxing here. Not many tourists come here. Theres a lake towards the back right corner of the lake premises thats surrounded by beautiful tall trees. Its very beautiful there. Unlike anything else in nara. Also, it's away from the deer, who became more of a menace for me than an attraction by the end of the day. They... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Toshodaiji was famous for the Monk who travelled all the way from mainland China to Japan in Tang Dynasty of ancient China. The temple has decent gardens with all kinds of flowers, especially the famous flow tree the Monk brought to Japan. If you have plenty of time to spend in Nara, this will be a nice place to visit.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit if you make a day of it, there's lots of temples and the park to walk through with the deer -this was a favourite for our group

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is not a big exabition, but has some magnificent statues from 11bc, including sculpures ohf the 12 imortal monks, who showd expression never portrated in these times. SHORT, CHEAP & AIRCON

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We enjoyed this temple - it is huge and fun to wiggle through the hole in the large supporting beam.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very busy at the end of the day but it's worth it. Beautiful Buda and building. The park around it is also very beautiful and if it's not too hot, walk around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This pavillion is located next to the a five story pagoda. It's seldom crowded. A place for meditation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I cannot believe how beautiful and peaceful this place is. It was built to pay respect to the great Monk who took buddhism and buddha's teaching from China to Japan in the Tang Dynasty. All photos taken there have special energies. You will definitely want to be there for sure!

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