Kyoto: sightseeing area 3

NOTE: Please read the last and the last but one article before reading this.

Today’s article is about “Todaiji.”  We introduced “Kinkakuji” last time. And both of them have the same letter “ji”. In this case, “ji” means temple. The following is brief profile of “Todaiji”.

Todaiji is located in Nara city, Nara. It is the biggest wooden building in the world. It was built on 8th century by emperor Shomu. However, it went up in flames after middle ages.

If you visit there, you might regret without seeing “daibutsu(large statue of Buddha)”. The height is 14m98cm and the weight is 250t. Also, there are a lot of  deer around the park near Todaiji. You could buy snacks for them near the park and feed them.

Access: About 20 minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara station

About 5 minutes walk from a but stop “Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha mae”

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