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Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha of Nara)

Travel Guide - Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha of Nara)

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Todai-ji Temple was built in the 8th century by the Emperor Shomu, who tried to establish a Buddhism-oriented nation. The temple is well known for the Daibutsu, 16.2 meters high bronze statue of Buddha. The main edifice Daibutsu-den Hall which houses the Daibutsu was the world's largest wooden structure in the world until 1998.
The temple was burnt down twice in the war and the current buildings were built in the middle of the Edo Period (1603 – 1868). Nandai-mon main gate, Daibutsu-den hall, Bell tower, Hokke-do hall, Nigatsu-do hall, Tengai-mon gate in the grounds of the temple are all designated as national treasures.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 7:30 - 17:30 (April - September)
  • 7:30 - 17:00 (October)
  • 8:00 – 16:30 (November – February)
  • 8:00 – 17:00 (March)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes walk from Kintestu-Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line
  • 4 minutes from JR Nara Station or Kintestu-Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line by Shinai-Junkan (City Circle) bus. Get off at Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 406-1, Zoshicho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8211

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