Todaiji temple or in Japanese written 東大寺, Tōdaiji which literally means Great Eastern Temple is said to be one of Japan’s most famous and historical temple and of course, a landmark of Nara prefecture. Well i went there and i can honestly said that Todaiji temple is one of the most impressive and hugeeee temples in Japan 😯
So, hi guys, this time i will share my travelling story again, which me and two of my friend, well if you follow my previous blog then you might already knew them.
Say hi again to Sahrul 😎 and Wahyu 😎 , we went to this amazing place, Todaiji temple in Nara. We were at the Nara and play with the deer so we decided to come here too. 😉
It is not far from the Nara Park and Nara Museum. You have to walk for 5 or so minutes if you want to get there by foot.
When you approaching Todaiji temple, stands a huge gate which called the Nandaimon Gate, a large wooden gate watched over by two fierce looking statues, the picture above. Representing the Nio Guardian Kings, the statues are designated as a national treasures together with the gate itself.
Well, because of this place is near the Nara Park, you might still see the deer here outside the gate.
From my own video
There will be a really huge park here, before you enter the main building, the Daibutsuden.
Well, and you have to buy a ticket when you want to enter this Hall.
It is said that Until recently, Todaiji temple main hall, the Daibutsuden or Big Buddha Hall, held the record as the world’s largest wooden building,and yea i can see that. The huge building houses one of Japan’s hugest bronze statues of Daibutsu/大仏 or Buddha statue.
If you go to the left and right, there will be some smaller Buddhist statues there, and models of the former and current buildings are also on displayed here, in the back of the building.
But we cant because of the virus, they closed it. So bad. 😕
There are extensive gardens and several museums and treasure halls. To the right of the main temple, the Nigatsudo hall features some fine Buddhist carvings and sweeping views over Nara.
I mean, if you want to really explore this place ( not only this one huge Buddha Statue ), i bet you will end up use all or 3/4 of your day. The place is really huge and a lot to see, and a lot of small temple too. Not to mention the wood. It is just wow.
How to get there
As i told you above, we went there on foot. it is about 5 or 7 minutes from Nara Park. Or if you wanna go there by taxi, feel free, faster but you have to pay 1,000 yen.
From the station, just find the main road and walk straight, it is about a 30 minute walk, maybe. 😆
Or you can also take buses outside JR Nara station to get there.
My Galleries and video
Feel free and take your time. we had so much fun there….
The video above if you want to make your own souvenir guys..
Oke, thats it for this blog, see you in my next adventure, okay.