Todai-ji (東大寺)

The largest statue of Buddha in the world is located under the roof of Todai-ji temple. The statue measures about 15 metres high and is estimated to weigh about 500 tonnes (500000 kg) . To cover the massive statue, the temple is of large dimension, perhaps one of the most impressive historical site in Nara.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Nara-ken
City : Nara-shi
District : Zōshichō
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Tamukeyama Hachiman-gu (手向山八幡宮)

The Tamukeyama Hachiman-gu shrine is located slightly uphill so it offers a great view of Todai-ji and the western side of Nara.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Nara-ken
City : Nara-shi
District : Zōshichō
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Japan > Kinki area > Nara-ken > Nara-shi > Zōshichō