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Todai-ji Temple, Nara

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A World Heritage Site dating back to 728 CE, Todai-ji Temple has served as a central Buddhist temple complex known for its administrative control over provincial temples. Today, it remains a pilgrimage and ritual site for international Buddhism. The main hall, a massive wooden building, contains a 15 m (49.2 ft) bronze statue of the Buddha flanked by bodhisattvas. Check out the onsite museum, which features rotating displays of the temple's collection of religious art and cultural artifacts. Try not to scare the deer roaming the temple grounds, as Shintoism considers them godly messengers. Planning Nara trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Todai-ji Temple in Nara Park. Great Buddha of Nara (seated Buddha) is part great Buddha Hall (main hall)'s standing. The big Buddha of akasagarbha statue and statue of nyoirin Kannon and get ahead. Also the Devas of the daibutsuden in the Northwest komokuten statue, Northeast tamonten statue are enshrined. Many believe that place to open holes and pass it, was cut for junior high school students. Buddha allusion to watch many people, but it is impossible to visit the great Buddha Hall, crowded with students and foreign tourists so solemnly, the "common wish" is popular precisely because it's found.
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  • Ago the great Buddha Hall ordered the 2,000-seat chairs. Opening reception from 7 pm. It is somewhat noisy. But the Buddha's calm is used.
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  • This is UNESCO world Heritage site. Very old temple and the entry fee I paid around 400 yen. It is a good to visit.
  • Truly spectacular place. Well kept and of religious and historical importance. Deers everywhere and they bow when you bow to them. Even the street food was well worth it. My favorite day in Osaka.
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