Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple is famous for the "Great Buddha (Rushanabutsu)"

Todaiji Temple is famous for the "Great Buddha (Rushanabutsu)"

Todaiji Temple, located in Nara, is a temple that oversees the branch temples of the Kegonshu sect of Buddhism. It is said to be a symbol of the Tenpyo culture, and was built by Emperor Shomu after he unified the powers of the nation. There are many national treasures and important cultural assets including the Rushanabutsu, also known as the “Buddha of Nara”, and it is also registered as a World Heritage site as “part of the cultural assets of Ancient Nara”.

Information

Address
406-1, Zoshicho, Nara City, Nara, 630-8587
Access
Ride the city bus from JR, Kintetsu-Nara Station for seven minutes.
5-minute walk from the Hall of the Great Buddha Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Phone
0742-22-5511
Hours
April-September 7:30-17:30
November-March 8:00-17:00
Admission
Adults 600 yen
Elementary School student 300 yen
Website
http://www.todaiji.or.jp/english/index.html