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Toshodai-ji Temple, Nara

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Pay a visit to UNESCO-protected Toshodai-ji Temple, and admire the architecture and atmosphere of the Buddhist temple of the Russhu sect. Established in 759 CE by Jianzhen, a Chinese monk who was instrumental in propagating Buddhism in the country, the temple includes a single-story main hall, considered an archetype of classical period design. In light of its architectural and cultural significance, the temple complex has been awarded, along with other historic monuments in the city, UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Arrange your visit to Toshodai-ji Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nara using our Nara trip itinerary app .
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  • 1) In front of JR Nara Station, you can take a bus to the Temple of Tang Zhaoti; 2) Tang Chaoti Temple was built in 759 by the Tang Dynasty High Monk, and the temple of The Tang Dynasty is listed as a world cultural site; 3) There are many countries in the Jintang, especially the thousand-hand-hand audio-visual statue, with 955 hands, plus a huge 5-meter-shaped body. It's a shock; 4) Besides, both the Dons and the Open Hill Hall are well worth the visit.
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  • It was very famous, but it was not the main route of the sightseeing bus, and the people were able to enjoy it slowly and sparsely. Unlike the glittering Yakushiji Temple, the site is a different world of calm, with a green and black brown gradation. Especially, the mossy path to the temple and the groomed lotus were impressive. The lotus here was introduced in the video of the site souvenir shop when it was carefully raised from the seed every year so that the priest did not put the coming from from outside. I was impressed that i inherited the will of Masakazu Kan.
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