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Todaiji, also known as the Great Eastern Temple, was originally constructed in 752 at the behest of Emperor Shomu and was designated to be the head of all Buddhist temples in Japan. Its main hall, Daibutsuden, is home of the widely-known Great Buddha of Nara. Todaiji Temple achieved UNESCO recognition in 1998.



406-1 Zoshicho, Nara (Map) (Directions)

Located in

Nara Park


7:30 - 17:30 Closed

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 7:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 7:30 - 17:30
Thursday 7:30 - 17:30
Friday 7:30 - 17:30
Saturday 7:30 - 17:30
Sunday 7:30 - 17:30
Holidays 7:30 - 17:30




General Amenities

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

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