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Todai-ji Temple

#1 of 186 things to do in Nara Features Animals
406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only problem was after visiting this beautiful temple and others in the area, the ones we saw after in Tokyo didn't seem quite so good!

Thank Teag1990
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is massive and even better than in Thailand. To be seen by anybody visiting Japan and having a trip close to Kyoto

Thank thomas g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes there are a lot of people like you visiting Nara..and yes it is quite hot in August (35 C or around 105 F) but definitively worth it. The temple as such is extraordinary, huge, beautiful with amazing sculptures. I had the same feeling when...More

Thank sfrank1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes for a great family visit- there's a little bit of something for everyone. If you're into nature, there's a beautiful lake walking up to the temple where you can try to spot the carp and the occasional turtle. Of course, Nara is...More

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a little bit of a walk from the train station to this temple, but the surrounding areas, the park,the budha and the fact that there were lots of deer roaming around and getting really close to people to be fed or pet made...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple and the area itself is pretty impressive. Lots of history and excellent craftsmanship. Watch out for deer poop.

Thank DaFriggenJedMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful temple! The Buddha statue is very big and the temple carries a lot of history and heritage. There are deers all around and you can touch and feed them. Every moment is enjoyable here..

Thank Bharath K K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it here but be aware the deer can be a LITTLE AGRESSIVE, but it was fun none the less. Half the fun is watching people feed the deer.

Thank Les W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can visit here by bus from the station. It was accessible by walk, but you need a strong feet. I sugest you to wear sport shoes. In this temple you can also find deers. There are many food stahl and souvenir shops.

Thank Miftah A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive views, lots of people, lots of deer. If you're in Nara you've gotta check it out. Worth getting the ticket that includes the museum as well to see some interesting artefacts from it's illustrious past.

Thank Thomas N
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Graeme R
22 June 2017|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult but straight forward, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes with few photo stops on the way. If you want to take the public bus, there are bus stops in front of the train station and junction of road that... More
Lilly R
20 May 2017|
Response from Matt E | Reviewed this property |
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