Todai-ji in Nara! Plenty to See in Historical Todaiji – Daibutsu, Kongorikishi, Tempyo Art Museum!

Todai-ji Temple is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Nara.
This is a temple of the Kegon School of Buddhism in Zashi-cho, Nara.
It is also known as the Kinkomyo Shitemno Gokokuno Temple, constructed by Emperor Shomu in the Nara era, early 8th century.

See the real statue of the Buddha (Rushanabutsu), the world’s largest bronze statue in Buddha Hall!


Todai-ji Temple is the highlight of sightseeing locations in Nara, and is located in east central Nara city, at the bottom of Wakakusa Mountain. The temple is known for its Buddha statue and deer, but also has a magnificent collection of arts – in particular extraordinary Buddhist art including Tempyo arts.

The gate in the south entrance is called Nandaimon, where the Kongorikishi statue stands at over 8 meters tall. The statue is a great representation of Buddhist art.

406-1 Zoshi-cho, Nara

JR/Kintetsu Nara station
5min on foot from bus stop “Daibutsuden Kasugataisha mae” (city community bus)

Entrance fee
Adults 500yen
Children 300yen

Photo by Ann Lee, Cyril Bèle

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