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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Toshodai Ji
- Adults: ¥600, High school children: ¥400
- Primary School Children: ¥200
- Treasure House Entrance fee: ¥200
How to Reach Toshodai Ji
- Nishinokyo Station
- Toshodaiji-higashiguchi bus stop
- Nodo cafe
- Sobakiri yoshimura
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92.8% of people who visit Nara include Toshodai Ji in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
50% of people start their Toshodai Ji visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Toshodai Ji
93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Toshodai Ji