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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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  • History, Neko Japan history texts and elementary school students visited. Coming by bus from the Yakushi-ji Temple, is a short walk from the Yakushi-ji Temple. Great Hall and Auditorium are his temple. Walking back to the train station of Kintetsu in the 2 station becomes the heijo-Kyo capital.
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  • Kintetsu Kashihara line Nishi-Kyoto station 8 min. This time visiting the Yakushi-ji Temple, from there walk around to toshodai-JI. Nostalgia can feel a peaceful path in the middle of the street cafes, galleries and Soba. Wall of lush green trees about a 10-minute walk from the Yakushi-ji Temple and toshodai-JI to arrive at the South Gate. See roof look better in photos from this gate form is a beautiful Hall. Wraps done with step to step in and calm air. This great feature is benefited guide service using their Smartphone. Demystify the treasured video with audio commentary, will guide you. It is recommended. Guide you ON first worshipping in the inner temple to worship, watching as any treasure and continued drum tower, Auditorium, in around. (Audio guides will guide you carefully. Just not enough time to find OFF) with these national treasures are slowly straightened by donors from the strongman at the Imperial Court. It reminds me of Imazu. Grave of jianzhen once when the main Office at the back of the upper west side of toshodai-ji Temple was built there. In the mausoleum entrance and walking trails surrounded by trees a little bit, and not well will be spent as follows. Feel stronger to his mausoleum in the air flows. And settle down. It is recommended to stop by whenever you visit the Toshodaiji Temple.
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  • If you seek the South Gate, the gravel road looks Kondo. It is without uttering the words if you look at the atmosphere building for the tile roof of the frugal figure anything simple, gentle curves, from 1,300 years ago, the quiet beauty.
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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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