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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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  • After the restoration of the Hall to watch stopped after a long time. Could not watch because it was off-season, fusuma in and kaii Higashiyama, national treasures in the main hall of Buddhist masterpiece in here and just watch carefully in quiet temple and mausoleum of the Buddhist priest ganjin 10 minutes was. Packed with attractions can be seen in Japan is one of the world heritage site. Partly to guide you when you register on the Smartphone app service, was proceeding maintenance pretty soft side.
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  • Whether or not, is a temple will be built by the Buddhist priest ganjin, but Kondo plays alive ganjin seems dubious. But seated Buddha is said what was at the time.
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  • Many major shrines and temples in Nara there are crowded with many of those who feel. The point here is calm, conveyed the atmosphere of another and next to the Yakushi-ji Temple.
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