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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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  • Beautiful temple, but an entrance fee of ¥1000 per person we found something too expensive for entering a temple. We paid for each tour like a small contribution, but this was too much.
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  • Toshodai-JI is located in West Beijing, you can go in about 20 minutes by bus from the Kintetsu and JR. Fewer visitors, can be leisurely. Lots of attractions, such as the MOSS garden, a splendid cathedral. There are statues of the magnificent temple not to be missed. Guests can enjoy a peaceful time. This is where will let home 思い直さ and was disappointed at yakushiji's next businessman, but I think many people will see them set Yakushi-Ji's mood Ah, came all the way here come good. Both the shrine would be we recommend you click here to leave.
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  • In the temple at the heart of NARA's excellent here. Walking or planting bamboo is a lot except for the location of the temple is so very lush, soothing. It was much less than a minute walk of toshodai-JI bus stop from and.
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