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Tōdai-ji (東大寺)

This temple which is located in Nara City is the head temple of the Kegon sect of Buddhism. The principal object of worship at the temple is Vairocana-Buddha which has become a symbol of Nara and is known as “Nara’s Big Buddha”. Emperor Shomu issued a decree to construct the Great Buddha in 743, and in order to enshrine that Great Buddha, Tōdai-ji was constructed using all the nation’s power. National Treasures such as the Nandaimon (Great South Gate), Daibutsuden (the Great Buddha), the bell tower and the Hokke-do Hall are dotted throughout the grounds of the temple. It is known internationally as a Japanese sightseeing spot with many foreign tourists also visiting the temple.

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Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1 (NaraArea)

phone 0742225511
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[Apr.--Octo.]
7:30-17:30
[Todaiji Museum] 9:30-17:30
[Hokkado/Sente-do] 8:30-16:00

[Nov.--Mar.]
8:00-17:00
[Todaiji Museum] 9:30-17:00
[Hokkado/Sente-do] 8:30-16:00

Review of Todai-ji Hokkedo Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/04 Seeking enlightenment
Despite being busy with tourists this Buddhist temple can still bring a sense of calm and serenity of you can find a viewing spot and take in the presence of the enormous Buddha.

The surrounding...
Reviewed:2018/12/22 Tranquil place to visit temples
A small temple on a hill in a tranquil part of Nara Park where few visitors come. The architecture is beautiful and the setting beside the Nigatsu-do temple makes this a nice little area to see some...
Reviewed:2019/09/30 東大寺法華堂
在人聲鼎沸的東大寺的一角,靜靜地坐落著東大寺法華堂(又稱三月堂),這是一座低調燦爛的佛堂,從裡到外均為國寶。
首先,法華堂本身被列為國寶;堂內共有10尊佛像,均為國寶,包括本尊不空羂索觀音立像、梵天/帝釋天立像、執金剛神立像、金剛力士立像(吽形/阿形)及四天王立像等,絕對不容錯過。
來東大寺,千萬不要忘了來法華堂參觀呀。

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Address
Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1 [map]
Area
NaraArea
Phone
0742225511
Hours
[Apr.--Octo.]
7:30-17:30
[Todaiji Museum] 9:30-17:30
[Hokkado/Sente-do] 8:30-16:00

[Nov.--Mar.]
8:00-17:00
[Todaiji Museum] 9:30-17:00
[Hokkado/Sente-do] 8:30-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] 600yen
* Great Buddha Hall, Hokkado, Sente-do, Todaiji Museum are required respectively
* There is a set ticket for the Great Buddha Hall, Todaiji Museum
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.