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Things to see at Todai-ji:
A bucket list of the top sights at Todai-ji, ordered by popularity.
1. Nara
2. Dong Da Si
3. Daibutsu
4. Nara Japan
5. Great Buddha Hall
6. Zheng Cang Yuan

Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple), is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall (大仏殿, Daibutsuden), houses the world's largest bronze statue of the BuddhaVairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu (大仏?). The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara. Deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, roam the grounds freely.

  1. ^ The temple has acquired this name by the fact it was located to the east of the Heijō-kyō.
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  3. ^ JNTO Website | Find a Location | Nara | Nara-koen Park (Todai-ji Temple), Japan National Tourist Organization, retrieved on February 5, 2009
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Alternative titles "Todaiji"
"Todaiji Temple"
"Todai-ji Temple"
"Todai-ji temple"
"Todai-ji (Dong Da Si )"
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