This is the place EVERYBODY visits when he/she is in Nara!
The highlight of the temple is the statue of Buddha. It took twelve years and totally 2 million men to build the bronze statue, and completed in 752. The statue was originally plated with approximately 435 kg of gold, and the total cost was, expressed as a present value, as much as 465.7 billion yen! It was really a gorgeous statue.
Also there are many valuable Buddhist statues and architectures in the temple complex, including Buddhist statues that are designated as national treasures. The area is also rich in natural beauties -- you can have a relaxing time surrounded by the nature regardless of the season and the time of the day.
82, minamiinhatake, Suimoncho, Nara-shi, Nara
Access from major landmarks
From the JR / Kintetsu NARA station to daibutsuden Kasuga-Taisha Mae, bus
From daibutsuden Kasuga-Taisha Mae to Todai-ji Temple, 5 minutes.
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