Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara

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Near a World Heritage-listed shrine, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center features an exhibit of statues. Most people drop by the museum on the way to the temple itself, home to one of the biggest bronze figures in the world, dating back to the Edo period. The Buddha statue stands 16 m (52 ft) tall and contains 130 kg (286 lbs) of gold. Use our Nara online trip maker to add Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and other attractions to your Nara vacation plans.
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  • Impressive in its size, the largest wooden temple in the world, it seems, by its very old wooden statues, the four geniuses protecting the place, which mark the entrance. There is a lot of noise and a lot of noise, while it is a high place of worship (!), but you have to deal with it. Don't forget to buy the temple and Todai-ji museum coupled ticket where beautiful pieces are on display. A little tip: as you will happily spend a whole day on the site - difficult to do otherwise by visiting the surroundings, where there are still other temples, the forest, in the company of deer in freedom - return at nightfall to the entrance gate of the great Todai-ji. The temple sits in darkness, the soft night lighting, the almost deserted surroundings, would almost invite meditation.
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  • Todaiji Cultural Center is located in the precincts of Todaiji Temple. I visited at the opening event of the painter Masafumi Minami. It is a very nice place in the place where Todaiji Gakuen was. By the way, the deviation value was 78.
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