A very short bus ride from Kyoto (1hr). Well worth a visit.
Below is Todaiji Temple. Constructed in 752.
The present building is a reconstruction, built in 1692. The original hall was 1/3 larger than todays building.
Nara used to be Japan’s capital. It was founded in 710 AD. The capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784 in order to lower the temple's influence on government affairs..
Deer roam in Nara Park, site of Tōdai-ji temple.
Daibutsu, Tōdai-ji's 15m-high bronze Buddha, is displayed in a large wooded hall.
Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara. Established in 768 AD
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