6. Zen in Todaiji 東大寺
Todaiji is also known as the Great Eastern Temple – one of Japan’s most famous and historical temple. The main hall, Daibutsuden or also known as the Big Buddha Hall, is the world’s largest wooden building that housed one of the largest bronze statues Buddha in the country. Feel free to spare some quality time to tour around a bit and meditate in the main hall.
Located on the north of Nara Park, Todaiji is about 30 minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara Station or 45 minutes walk from JR Nara Station.
Opening Hours | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Nov to Feb); 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mar); 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Apr to Sep); 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Oct)
Entrance Fee | ¥500
Opening Hours | 9:30 AM to 4:30 (Nov to Feb); 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Mar); 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Apr to Sep); 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Oct)
Entrance fee | ¥500 (Todaiji Museum), ¥800 (Todaiji Museum & Daibutsuden)