Toshodai-ji

Interesting
Despite countless repairs over the centuries, the Toshodai-ji remains a shining example of architecture dating from the Nara period. It was built by the monk Ganjin (688-763), invited by Emperor Shomu in 759 to spread the teachings of Buddhism in Japan. The temple commemorates its founder by a statue, which is one of Japan's earliest examples of lacquerware. Other statues in the same style (Buddhas and the Goddess Kannon) can be seen in the Kon-do (designated a National Treasure).

Useful information

Address:

Nara

Price:

600 ¥

Opening hours

8.30am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) - Miedo hall: open 5-7 Jun

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