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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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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