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About Toshodai Ji, Nara

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 Tickets Prices

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

How To Get To Toshodai Ji by Public Transport

  • Nishinokyo Station
  • Toshodaiji-higashiguchi bus stop

Restaurants Near Toshodai Ji

  • Nodo cafe
  • Dainagon
  • Sobakiri yoshimura

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Address: 13-46 Gojo-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

Phone: +81-742337900

Ticket Price: 600 JPY

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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  • 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.

  • Some of the oldest buildings dating from the Nara era. Authentic & nice atmosphere.

  • Simple but beautiful Temple

  • Beautiful place. Rich with history and amazing architecture.

  • A nice place.

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