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Todaiji Temple

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Published December 3rd 2014
Through a winding park filled with wild deer set in the heart of Nara, is Todaiji Temple. Known as the 'Great Eastern Temple' in English, Todaiji is the world's largest wooden building. This is a must-see on a half day tour - the inside is as magnificent as the exterior. Ornate carvings, impeccably maintained since 1692 and originally built in 752, it holds a history far beyond many western places.

On any given day, Todaiji is swarming with locals and tourists alike to catch a glimpse of the 15m tall golden buddha waiting within. This was taken during the summer rains, which allowed for a slightly less crowded frontage and glimpse of the garden and surrounds.
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Where: 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8211, Japan
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