World Heritage: Toshodaiji Temple4.8
Toshodaiji was built in the year 759 by the Chinese priest Ganjin, who was invited by the emperor to improve Japanese Buddhism. A wooden statue of Ganjin quietly sits in the north building, his face beautifully gleaming in meditation.
The Kondo (Golden Hall), reopened to public in 2009 after 10 years of renovation, is a national treasure and houses an amazing Senju (1,000 arms) Kannon image. Senju Kannon statues usually have only dozens of arms, but the one you see here really has 1,000 arms!
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 34.1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 months ago
Large complex with wild and potted lotus in July.
4.06 months ago
Very old temple steeped in nature.
4.0a year ago
Fantastic moss field at Ganjin master's grave among trees
4.02 years ago
Beautiful wooden buildings. Staff were very friendly and nice. Good souvenir shop.
5.0a year ago
Great environment with high history and culture values.