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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. Arrange your visit to Toshodaiji Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nara using our Nara trip itinerary app .
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  • Treasure Hall all thankful and feel the Ancient Nara so far is. Because it was a Sunday in February many tourists tour now
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  • The premises were extensively was the temple buildings are splendid. Slowly seen in the building had become the paid facilities, so there was spectacular. Such as like is enjoyed.
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  • The high priest of Tang dynasty to Japan at the end of the suffering of many depending on the invitation of Emperor shōmu, jianzhen. Temple was built in the Nara period, 759. Long has many Buddha images from the Asuka period, Heian era before face is oval face, since the Heian period Buddhist statues are features that round face?! → Guide to sightseeing buses sent from heard. This knowledge somewhere, I wanted to talk.
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