Todai-ji Temple




The overwhelmingly massive Buddha statue here is a symbol of Nara.

This temple is home to numerous structures, including the Great Buddha Hall, which is one of the largest wooden structures in the world, and the Great South Gate, where a pair of fearsome Buddhist statues stand. The temple was built in the 8th century to mourn the passing of the Crown Prince at the time.

HOURS (Great Buddha Hall/Hokke-do (Sangatsu-do)/Kaidan-do open 7:30am-5:30pm (may vary by time of year))
COST Middle School Students and older 500 yen | Elementary School Students 300 yen/
ADDRESS 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara-shi
ACCESS 5 min. walk from Daibutsuden Kasugataisha-mae bus stop. 5 min. ride on Nara Kotsu City Loop Bus Sotomawari (outer loop) from Kintetsu Nara Station on Kintetsu Nara Line.
TEL 0742-22-5511
CREDIT CARD Not accepted


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