Toshodai Ji

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 13-46 Gojo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Japan
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-742337900
  • Ticket Price: 600 JPY
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Toshodai Ji - Review

Toshodai ji temple was founded in the year 759 by Ganjin, a Chinese priest who was invited to Japan by the emperor. He was invited to Japan in order to train the priests and improve Japanese Buddhism. The name of the temple was derived from the facts that Ganjin was from Toh, China and that it was founded as a place for Buddhist training under his guidance. Toshodai ji is regarded as the head temple of Japan’s Ritsu-shu denomination of Buddhist teachings. Within the temple premises are the Kondo (main hall), Miedo, Kodo (lecture hall) and Ganjin’s grave.

Toshodai Ji Ticket Prices

  • Adults: ¥600, High school children: ¥400
  • Primary School Children: ¥200
  • Treasure House Entrance fee: ¥200

How To reach Toshodai Ji by Public Transport

  • Nishinokyo Station
  • Toshodaiji-higashiguchi bus stop

Restaurants Near Toshodai Ji

  • Nodo cafe
  • Dainagon
  • Sobakiri yoshimura

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TripHobo Highlights for Toshodai Ji

  • Toshodai Ji Address: 13-46 Gojo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara, Japan
  • Toshodai Ji Contact Number: +81-742337900
  • Toshodai Ji Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Toshodai Ji Price: 600 JPY
  • Best time to visit Toshodai Ji(preferred time): 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Toshodai Ji: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Toshodai Ji

  • 95% of people who visit Nara include Toshodai Ji in their plan

  • 35.1% of people start their Toshodai Ji visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Toshodai Ji

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

90.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Toshodai Ji

People normally club together Osaka Castle and Yakushi Ji while planning their visit to Toshodai Ji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Toshodai Ji, Nara Reviews

  • Incredibly beautiful environment and great buildings. Although not everything is as old as it seems, it's well maintained and the rebuilds are very well done. Well worth a visit.

  • A quiet and lovely place filled with culture treasures. I don't speak Japanese so my understanding of the culture and historical aspects were limited. There is a really nice park in the back though.

  • Very nice temple with sacred Buddha statues and Bosath statues. No rush like Nara park and Nara city. You can enjoy the environment and worship as you like. 10 mins from the Kintetsu Nishi no kyo station by walk.

  • Quiet and classic, Toshodaiji locates at the suburb area of Nara, with a glory of Buddism and rich history for more than 1400 years. A place you can't miss while visiting Nara.

  • One of the most amazing and historical places in Japan. You should go to the biggest building in the temple. You can see a thousand hands Buddha sculpture, which was sculpted more than a thousand years ago, that is national treasure of Japan.

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