Todaiji Temple

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406-1 Zoushi-cho, Nara, Japan - 0742-22-5511

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Todaiji Temple - World Heritage Site Mar 08, 2011
This is one of the must-sees when you visit Nara. It is one of the six temples included in the Historic Monuments of Nara and is considered to be a World Heritage Site. It is also known as the Great Eastern Temple and is one of the seven great temples of Nara. The Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden), which is the largest wooden structure in the world, is found here.
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The world largest wooden building housing the worlds largest Buddha statue Jul 20, 2000
Nara's most famous landmark is the Todaiji Temple. This buddhist complexwas constructed in 752 as the head temple of all of Japan's buddhist temples.

The Great Buddha hall (Daibutsuden) is the largest wooden building in the world and houses the worlds largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japan as Daibutsu. It measures over 16 meters in height and weighs around 750.000 kilo.

The hall also houses two smaller golden statues of Niyorin Kannon Bosatsu (enlighted being) and Kokuzo Bosatsu (enlighted being), as well as 2 giant guard statues.

I visited the temple 2 times, first time in 2000, the second time in 2007. On both occasions I encountered a lot of school children there, visiting the temple for a school assignment. So be aware of the crowds.

But nonetheless it is definitely worth a visit. The price for an entrance ticket is 500 yen (around 4,50 euro or around 6,50 US dollars).
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