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Great Buddha Hall大仏殿


The “Tōdai-ji” Buddhist temple located in Nara City is a National Treasure of Japan. It is the largest architectural structure on the grounds, and was built to enshrine the seated statue of Rushanabutsu which is the principal image of worship and is known as “the Great Buddha of Nara”. The Rushanabutsu statue is a copper structure which stands at an approximate height of 14.7 meters, and one section which was built during the Tempyo period has survived. From New Year’s Eve until New Year’s Day, an observation window on the front of the Kara Hafu (literally, Tang gable) is opened and you can see the Great Buddha’s face from outside.


Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1 in the Todaiji Temple (NaraArea)

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Reviewed:2018/11/16 Must see
This is the main hall of the Todaiji Temple which houses its huge Buddha. The highlight of my trip to Nara, definitely worth paying the entrance fee.
Reviewed:2018/11/15 Main Hall of the Temple
Daibutsuden is the main hall of Todai-ji Temple where the big Buddha is placed. Many visitors come to see this place and entry fee is required for this part of the temple. Worth to see the bronze...
Reviewed:2018/10/26 Main hall of Todai-ji temple
This is the main hall of the Todai-ji temple and the site where the giant Buddhas are kept. There's an entrance fee to access this section which is worth paying to see the Buddhas. The hall is in...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Zoushichou 406-1 in the Todaiji Temple [ map ]
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] 600 yen
※ Great Buddha Hall/Hokkedo/Kaidandou, Todaiji Museum required/set ticket respectively
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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.

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