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Toshodaiji Temple, Nara
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Pay a visit to UNESCO-protected Toshodaiji Temple, and admire the architecture and atmosphere of the Buddhist temple of the Russhu sect. Established in 759 CE by Jianzhen, a Chinese monk who was instrumental in propagating Buddhism in the country, the temple includes a single-story main hall, considered an archetype of classical period design. In light of its architectural and cultural significance, the temple complex has been awarded, along with other historic monuments in the city, UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Using our custom trip planner, Nara attractions like Toshodaiji Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Jianzhen opened Temple is famous here. Spacious environment than I thought, did a lot of attractions. Main hall worthy of a statue of a seated Vairocana Buddha is enshrined. MOSS side grows in the yard in front of his temple of toshodai-JI. Velvet, as respectable and impressive.
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  • Toshodai-ji is a nice temple complex off the beaten track. There are some reviewers understandibly confusing this with Todai-ji, which is in Nara Park. It is not very touristic but still a very nice. 
  • It is your Temple of the Buddhist priest ganjin Hall, an auditorium, a dignified air and a quiet time of flowing space. Many tourists from overseas but we quietly visit is was.
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