Toshodaiji Temple

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Toshodaiji Temple, located just north of Yakushiji Temple in Nara, is a significant site related to the development of Buddhism in Japan and signifies a connection between Japanese and Chinese cultures.



13-46 Gojocho, Nara (Map) (Directions)


8:30 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00



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If you are starting in Nara, take the Kintetsu Nara Line from Kintetsu Nara Station to Yamato-Saidaiji Station, then transfer to the Kintetsu Kashihara Line to Kintetsu Nishinokyo Station. From there, Toshodaiji is about a 10-minute walk.

Alternatively, start at JR Kyoto Station and walk to Kintetsu Kyoto Station. Take the Kintetsu Kyoto Line or Kintetsu Limited Express to Yamato-Saidaiji Station. From Yamato-Saidaiji Station, take the Kintetsu Kashihara Line to Kintetsu Nishinokyo Station, and then walk about 10 minutes to the temple.

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