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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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  • October 2, 2017
    From the Yakushi-ji Temple 10-minute walk. Leisurely walking on the narrow road and you will see the old gate. Pass through a gate and main hall, 見惚remasu in the beauty of the appearance. Immediately, in the main hall will be praying, Kannon, again focused on the hands. The beauty of the MOSS garden. Comfort large lotus leaves in the wind shaking the ancient times settled on the heart.
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  • September 28, 2017
    One of the few in the country, really close get 1000 Kannon is fine. Many monuments and spectacular statues and Temple also impressive is. But it is the Heisei building ganjin jianzhen statue are Japanese Matcha production are so...
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  • September 25, 2017
    History opens the toshodai-ji Temple, alongside the Yakushi-ji Temple NARA minowa wangjing zone-Temple is. Carpet of MOSS are on both sides of the Causeway leading to the grave of jianzhen back there are precincts with many treasures Buddha images and shrines are wonderful. I think it was especially beautiful.
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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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