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Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple was built in 743 at the request of Emperor Shomu, who promoted the creation of a Buddhist-centered country.

Todaiji Temple plays a role as the Sogokubunji Temple, which is the head temple of the Kokubunji Temple built all over Japan. The Great Buddha Hall is one of the largest wooden structures in the world, with the main principal image of Roshana Buddha known as the “Great Buddha of Nara”.

Inside the Great Buddha Hall, there is a pillar with a hole the same size as the nose of the Great Buddha, and it is said that you would receive a benefit of disease-free breathing when passing through it.

Open Hours
Great Buddha Hall, Hokkado (Sangetsudo), Kaidando [April-October] 7: 30-17: 30 [November-March] 8: 00-17: 00
Todaiji Museum [April-October] 9: 30-17: 30 [November-March] 9: 30-17: 00 * Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Adults, junior high and high school students 600 yen, elementary school students 300 yen

[Train] About 5 minutes on foot from “Daibutsuden Kasuga Taisha-mae” stop by bus from “Nara” station on JR Yamato line / Kintetsu Nara line, or about 20 minutes on foot from “Nara” station on Kintetsu Nara line
[Car] About 15 minutes from the “Kizu” IC on the Keinawa Expressway