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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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  • Toshodai-Ji's toshodai-JI is indispensable in the Buddhism of Japan. You ask the US comes from the Tang dynasty Buddhist monks performing Buddhist precepts in Japan 5 Tokai entirely failed. Also too harsh on the way eyes to blindness and finally came to Buddhism in Japan Japanese junks, was receiving the precepts. In todaiji Temple kaidan'in built, wait for the large number of monks at the same time allow receiving the precepts, it is said could start of Buddhism in Japan. Toshodaiji Temple was erected as such toshodai-ji Temple. Toshodai-JI is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage site, and Kondo effect of Greece Palace, a wooden pillars in front of the Entasis style is in the middle column of the thick top and bottom was cupped shape. Environment is not a spectacular garden in Kyoto, are kept clean, invigorating spread garden a natural feeling. You can't taste the air Toshodaiji Temple buildings and statues are full of treasures, historical and valuable things, but cannot be expressed in characters no longer beam to those who make only. It is a temple if take the time in Nara, take a look at in your own foot check it out.
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  • Early morning worship is not doing at any time. Reservations are required in advance. Morning 7:00 than officiating a sermon, there the morning porridge. Also recommended is a summer flowering Lotus. Lotus from the Tang dynasty brought toshodai-JI is very hot, there still is great.
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  • Toshodaiji is one of three temples - the other two being Horyu-ji and Yakushi-ji - that make a nice day trip from Nara. A combined train/bus tour takes you in a small loop south of Nara. Collectively ...  more »

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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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