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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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  • If you go by bus from Jr NARA station, from the Tang dynasty toshodai-ji Temple Higashi bus stop 5 minutes walk. There are a number of buses to the front Tang toshodai-ji Temple. Breakfast is available and the pleasant stroll. From the nokyo-sho you how at the shop to the right against the temple at first please visit. Get the number, which on the way back.
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  • In the "Japanese" o目ni掛karimasenn only on three days in early June. Are seen by the public, but can be seen standing. However, is crowded... and youthful appearance is bright as long as.
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  • As we were told that we need to let our body pass the hole of the pillars - and we did it !! They said it's good for your heath and luck ! Miss you my dears :)