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Saidaiji Temple

1-1-5 Saidaijishibamachi, Nara 631-0825, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-45-4700
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Completed my visit: Todaji and Saidaiji

Saidaji is less known probably due to its size and it is a few stations away from Nara Kintetsu... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Eleen C
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Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Not Popular but

Kintestu Yamato Saidaiji station is named after Saidaiji(means West Big Temple) but this Saidaiji... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Keizo
,
Kawasaki, Japan
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  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
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12 May 2017
“Completed my visit: Todaji and Saidaiji ”
1 Jun 2016
“Not Popular but”
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1-1-5 Saidaijishibamachi, Nara 631-0825, Nara Prefecture
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+81 742-45-4700
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Saidaji is less known probably due to its size and it is a few stations away from Nara Kintetsu station. It is located less than 4 min walk from Kintetsu Yamato Saidaji Station. Visited this temple on my way to Nara from Kyoto...Glad I did...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Kintestu Yamato Saidaiji station is named after Saidaiji(means West Big Temple) but this Saidaiji is not popular compared to east one i.e Todaiji. It is so close to the station, you can drop in when you have time to kill.

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Located in the west of Nara, the “Great Western Temple” mirrors Tōdaiji in the East, though it is the less impressive little brother of the two. Founded in 765, Saidaiji was one of the “7 Great Temples of Nara,” and I was interested to see...More

Thank ART196
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Saidaiji temple is a quiet temple close to Nara. Take the Kintetsu Nara line a couple of stops or the bus from the Nara JR station (see the information map available at the Nara Kintetsu station). The temple is a short walk from Saidaiji station....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2014

It's not that famous like Todaiji Temple or others in Nara, but it tops my list. As a fan of Domoto Tsuyoshi, this is a temple for must go. Walked around 20 mins from bus station, and it's already closed for vising inside. Almost nobody...More

Thank Anni C
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